Our relaxing stay in Kyoto was perfect after exploring fast-paced Tokyo. Its quiet atmosphere, fine dining, and formal traditions provided us with a healthy change of scenery. We were primarily there to attend the Ruby Kaigi Conference at the Kyoto International Conference Center. Our mornings and afternoons were spent at the lovely, tranquil venue with our colleagues. We squeezed in the time in between the conference events soaking in the nature and stopping by some hotspots in Kyoto.
Here is what we did!
- Attended Ruby Kaigi at the Kyoto International Conference Center and learn about ongoing and newcoming work in Rails and Ruby
- Took a hike and fed monkeys at the monkey park in Arashiyama
- it is a pretty steep hike – Don’t forget comfortable shoes and a water bottle!
- Explored the Tenryuji Temple and the Chikurin No Michi (bamboo forest)
- Snapped photos in between the famous torii gates of the Fushimi Inari Shrine
- Walked around the quiet streets and wooden machiya houses of Gion, the geisha district
- Enjoyed a high-class meal and a scenic view alongside the Shirakawa Canal
- Grabbed some dessert and street shop on Shijo Dori
- Danced the night away at Kyoto World Club
- Drank with friends at a local bar on a detour street off Shijo Dori
Kyoto International Conference Center for Ruby Kaigi