My host family of two nights are really kind. After serving a traditional Japanese New Years breakfast they drove us around to various beautiful temples in the countryside outside Kyoto. Then they took us to lunch, where I had soba noodles with tempura. After that, my and my friend went to an onsen. In the evening we had dinner with another friend/business partner of mine and his friend. When we got home we were treated to osake and sashimi. Quite a day!