Took the Shinkansen down to Kyoto with Andi this weekend, a absolute must when in Japan! Very impressive temples and shrines. People who don't like to sleep in a 24h manga-kissa (internet/manga cafe) should probably book a room before... I will join this group of people in the future because to sleep in a little internet-cubicle-thingie is really not that cool, good to know though. :) But it was anyway a nice little trip and for you who plan to visit -do plan for a couple of days (weekdays if possible) in Kyoto, because it's just great!