For me, it's called mooching on my doctor of a sister to pay for my ticket and stay there. Although I did pay for all the food I bought, and I tried a lot of food.
Never been before but I hope to go sometime in the near future after saving up.
Years of saving to go i am almost there so I can go visit
Im going in October for 9 days to see my favourite band, Scandal, as well as see some of the sights! Going on my own, with nearly no alnguage skills at all but it will be totally worth it!
I'm from Osaka and used to go to middle school in Kyoto. I really love to visit kyoto during October when mountain changes color and match with skyline of temple and old street. I'm sure lots of people from all over the world visit there and it is easy to find anyone speak English. These days I see lots of street sign with English. and If you go to big train station, you see information booth. They should have guide map in English.
My friend who live in Kyoto told me yesterday that heat is really bad and typhoon just crossed entire Japan. If you can choose when to go, it have to be April. or October when it get cooler.
Thanks for the advice regarding the english signs mayakashi. Thats useful to know!
No problem サイモンさん！
Enjoy while you are in Japan. I hope your smart phone works there.(If not, get international plan if you can) In Japan we don't have that many free wi-fi spot yet. But it is getting better past few years.
I haven't been there but I am currently saving to visit, hopefully by the end of 2018.
Maya I love to see everything in Japan