Like so many others, I decided to travel Japan by train. The most commonly used ones are pretty expensive, but include the fast bullet trains (Shinaksen).
Being the low budget guy that I am, I went with the cheapest option which includes only local trains.
It saved me quite a bit of cash but took a lot longer. This however meant that I got to see a lot more from the countryside and since I wasn't in any rush, it was a good idea.
Tokio to Kyoto in 8+ hours.
Kyoto itself is incredibly different from Tokio. Having been spared from WWII a lot of historic temples, palaces etc. are to be explored.
Sadly this meant that Kyoto is just packed with tourists .. something I tend to avoid.
Aside from all the culture and touristy stuff, there was a certain store that I absolutely needed to visit - the Leica Store Kyoto
While the City certainly was interesting and had lots of places to go sightseeing, I couldn't wait to get to Osaka.