Travel day today. I headed off for a museum in the morning, then decided I didn’t have enough time so turned back.
I encountered this curious being in the centre of old Nara shopping zone. Appears to be some kind of marsupial cat-like creature that gives birth to fish.
I’ve taken the train from Nara to Kyoto. This is the bullet train drawing up in Kyoto Station to take me to Odawara, a trip of about three hours. Then to Hakone by considerably slower local trains.
I was surprised to find snow from just outside Nara.
And this is the view of a mountain (name unknown) not far before Odawara.