Japan : Strolling around outside Kyoto Station

Japan : Strolling around outside Kyoto Station

A binaural field recording made while walking around the entrance area of Kyoto Station, Japan on 27th March 2009. ← Japan : Waiting in the Veloce coffee shop, Kyoto Station Train from London Paddington to Heathrow...
Japan : Waiting in the Veloce coffee shop, Kyoto Station

Japan : Waiting in the Veloce coffee shop, Kyoto Station

The day of our return to Tokyo we got to Kyoto Station quite early. To kill time we went for a coffee in Caffe Veloce. My girlfriend wanted to do some last minute gift buying in one of the shopping centres in the station complex so I took the opportunity to record the...
Japan : Waiting for the Shinkansen, Kyoto Station

Japan : Waiting for the Shinkansen, Kyoto Station

This speaks for itself really. The Shinkansen trains are fantastic and I couldn’t resist making some recordings from the Kyoto Station platform while we were waiting to jump on. Recorded on 27 March 2009 ← Metro Boy guest mix for MANTIS features some of my...
Japan : Rain under an umbrella

Japan : Rain under an umbrella

Another of our walks in Kyoto followed what was called The Philosopher’s Walk (哲学の道 Tetsugaku no Michi), famed for it’s beauty and popularity as a place of meditation of Philosophy Professor Kitaro Nishida. We hired bikes from K’s Place (the...
Japan : Okura-Ike pond, Arashiyama, Kyoto

Japan : Okura-Ike pond, Arashiyama, Kyoto

A lot of our time in Kyoto was spent loosely following the walking routes outlined in our guidebooks. The day I made this recording we had started out by catching the train northwesterly to the Arashiyama district and visiting the Tenryū-ji temple and gardens. Leaving...