After recovering from walking up to the temple earlier in the day I finally made it out to research some more beer at a craft brew pub called Bungalow. Getting there took a subway ride to Shijo and a long walk in the snow. There was no sampler to be had here, so I worked my way through the darks on the list one small glass at a time while I gnawed on some broccoli.
|Some Snow in Kyoto|
Smile burger is located just out side the exit of the Kiyomizu-Dera temple, as I walked by starving from kilometers of walking, I couldn't resist popping inside. They serve a range of burgers and sandwiches and a couple types of beer, this might not be the place to take a date your trying to impress but if appears to have all the essentials if you just want a good meal. I got myself a salsa burger, which tasted amazing. The fresh bread, soft cloud of meet, and salsa flavoring all fused into a wholesome gestalt.
|Outside Smile Burger|
After my breakfast at Tadgs Gastro Pub, I decided to travel east into the hills of Kyoto to Kiyomizu-Dera. The walk there took me through Gion, the most geisha district of Japan; and up through the streets of Old Town Kyoto. Old Town was actually built to service tourists visiting the temples of Kyoto several hundred years ago, however it has a traditional feel to it that's well worth seeing.
|Walking along the Kamo River|
Tadgs Gastro Pub was located about a 2 minute walk from my hotel near the Kamo River. They have several local craft beers on tap and a wide selection of local bottled beers also. I chose to do a tasting of 3 beers and ordered a seared beef appetizer to help myself wake up. While I waited for the beer and beef to be prepared the eclectic music and a fresh snowfall outside helped calm my sake hangover.
|View of the snow outside|