In Japan, there is unrecorded holiday season named Golden Week.
There are many Japanese National Holiday starting on 29 April – 5 May.
29 April – Showa Day
3 May – Constitution Day
4 May – Greenery Day
5 May – Children’s (Boys’) Day
Therefore, many factories close during this period to save operational cost.
In my case, my office has our own calendar; the office close from 28 April – 1 May 2018 (Labour Day) and from 4 – 6 May 2018.
I decided to spend my earlier Golden Week Holiday in Kyoto.
I planned to take 6:30 pm Shinkansen (bullet train);therefore, I tried to finish my works by yesterday, then packed at night.
I didn’t expect any visitors today so I even polished my nails for holiday last night.
Luckily, we didn’t receive any urgent tasks from HQ today.
I could leave office at 5 pm. Yeah
I arrived busy Tokyo Station; there are many people heading for home and holiday.
I queued to buy a souvenir: Tokyo Banana’s Tokyo Banana Panda with Banana Yogurt Cream for my old friend whom I plan to meet in Kyoto.
These are cuuuuuteeeeee in Panda.
I also bought an obento (packed food) for dinner on the train.
After shopping these, we proceeded to the Shinkansen platform.
There are many people busily walking…
Shinkansen was parking at the platform.
On the train, I enjoyed seafood obento/dinner: uni (sea urchin), ikura (salmon roe) and kani (crab).
Then I enjoyed Tokyo Banana Panda for dessert.
Yes, I bought them for myself, too,
I arrived Kyoto at 9 pm.
We took a subway (Karasuma Line) to Shijo Station for checking in at Kyoto Karasuma Hotel.
This is my second time to stay at this hotel.
This hotel is nice and cozy.
Time to hit the futon.
Oyasuminasai (Good Night).