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Travel Blogs from Hikone
... instructions again. This time i wasn't so lucky though since it first lead me to a steep hill climb which was impossible to do with my beach cruiser type bike with only one gear and not to mention the pretty much non functional brakes. :-P And believe i did actually try. But with sun blazing and temperatures reaching close to 30 degrees Fahrenheit it was nearly impossible. After that it tried to lead me through a tunnel that did not allow for bikers so i had ...
... Just gorgeous in the hectic pace of the markets and shops.
We then took Lorry and Geoff into a Pachinko parlour (gambling) which spun them out..the noise, smoking, people.
Went to catch the train back to Osaka. There was a weird guy who kept insisting on talking to Geoff in Japanese (I think he was not the full quid) and Lorry and I were looking at him as he was eating a pudding and very ...
... As we walked down the street the heavens once again opened up and we made a mad dash to get on a bus to Gion.
Gion is the main district in Japan for Geisha's and was the reason I wanted to visit. You can sometimes see them moving around in the evening from appointment to appointment. Unfortunately for me I didn't get to see any as I think the rain stopped them from venturing out. Gion was a cool place to visit with lots of trendy and modern clubs and bars as well ...
After breakfast at the hotel, we checked out, left main luggages and headed to Kyoto for one night. At the arrival - Kyoto station, we walked along the main road and sub alley for about 15 minutes to reach our Ryokan - the traditional Japanese inn "Nagomi Ryokan Yuu". It's a traditional house for 6 people. The house weren't ready when we arrived so we left our bags in the front desk and started our tour in the city by bicycle
Renting bike place is just around ...
... famous anime
studio – Kyoto Animation. It’s a very innocuous
building – if you don’t know what you’re looking for you’d definitely miss it,
but I got my picture anyway.
We headed back to the hostel and decided it was high time we
got some laundry done, so it was an evening of washing and nursing my poor
swollen feet. Tomorrow we’re heading to
Nara to see the deer park and some of the oldest temples in ...