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Address: 948-10 Kitahira, Otsu, Shiga, Kinki, 520-0503, Japan | Hostel
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Travel Blogs from Otsu

Temples, trains and boats

A travel blog entry by juliebowers on Sep 11, 2014

15 photos

... br> I appreciated the garden of Tizo-in more, even with its rocks and sand ( maybe some Zen was rubbing of on me) but also as there was some greenery.

After lunch I jumped on the train to Arashiyama a town located at the base of the mountains to the west of the city. Having wandered through bamboo groves I jumped on the tourist train which runs up the side of forested mountain canyons. All very pretty. To get back was a flat ...


A travel blog entry by jessmouse on Apr 23, 2014

8 photos

Day trip to arashiyama today from Kyoto. Main plan was to go to the Bamboo grove. However I got a bit lost and ended up taking an impromptu trip down some river to get back to my original plan. Amazing! The trip started with an open tram ride up a river gorge. It was amazing. But to get back I had to either wait one hour or I could get a 1.5 hr boat down the river. So of course I did the river trip. So glad I did as it was very fun and even had a few grade 3-4 ...

Faster Than A Speeding Bullet (Japan)

A travel blog entry by usatexan on Sep 27, 2013

2 comments, 34 photos

... 160; I am surprised that I cannot feel the speed of the train while seated. The best evidence of the speed is when I look out the window and see the passing scenery. I got a video at one point that I think demonstrates the speed. I tried several times to video our train as it passed another bullet train, but could not get my camera positioned in time for a video or photo. You could not see the windows in the other train as we passed, it looked like the ...


A travel blog entry by clcatsam on Jul 31, 2013

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... way out of our budget. We enjoyed a casual walk back to our hostel before a nightcap of sake before bed.

The next day we began exploring the infamous shrines and temples of Kyoto; all remnants of Japan's history as the Land of the Rising Sun. 17 of the temples are UNESO world heritage sites. Most of the temples are Buddhist or Shinto, a religion indigenous to Japan. Luckily, Kyoto has a one-day bus pass for 500 yen that made it very easy to get around ...

Last taste of Japan

A travel blog entry by henribastien on Jun 14, 2013

... gone are the days where you have to feel the heat being sucked away from your bum as you sit down. Although to me it feels like I’m just using a seat still warm from the person before… culture shift I guess

B) There is a “washing jet” that basically replace toilet paper. You can and just it so the jet wash more forward or more backward. I’ve used it and its really efficient, it’s an odd sensation to have a water jet aimed their ...