English was still prevalent in Kyoto, but not as common as in Tokyo.
In addition, the subway system in Kyoto wasn't nearly as extensive, so we did even more walking. And Kyoto has a lot more steps. A lot more. Everything there seems to have been built on a hill. That makes for amazing views but killer walks.
The city has lots of grand and well-known temples and shrines, and even more that are small and little-known. There's enough to spend a busy week in Kyoto. We, however, were there just a little more than 48 hours, so we stuck to the main attractions.
I knew little of the history of what I was seeing, but it was easy to admire the architecture and history in front of us.
More photos from Kyoto tomorrow.