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

Welcome to Kyoto!

A travel blog entry by juliebowers on Sep 09, 2014

3 comments, 15 photos

... up in the Geisha district of Pontocho. The narrow alleyways are lined with restaurants, some of which have decks overlooking the river. Low tables and sitting on the floor isn't very easy, but the presentation and quality of the food made up for the discomfort. Not sure exactly what we had, but I did recognise tempura and there were a few dishes with fish, Japanese pickles and .....?


Sendai, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto & Ferry Adventure

A travel blog entry by lmkuehnl on Mar 01, 2014

1 comment, 25 photos

... and lots of seating areas. We stayed out on deck until we left port then enjoyed the ferry's lunch buffet which included many Japanese basics like rice, various salads, pickled vegetables, curry, and many types of fish and other seafood items.

Not long after lunch, all of the tired travelers promptly retired for afternoon naps in what can best be described ...

Day trip to Nara -- need more time here!

A travel blog entry by balkans2009 on Nov 28, 2013

154 photos

... see more and do more shopping. However, we needed to get back to Kyoto for the evening, so after visiting the shrine we headed back to the bus stop to get back to the JR Station. From there, it was a quick train ride (less than 1 hour) back to Kyoto.

We spent the evening relaxing in Kyoto and catching up on some stuff. Our final 2 full days were ahead of us, and this was our chance to continue seeing all that Kyoto had to offer.


A travel blog entry by davidandjackie on Sep 07, 2013

2 comments, 30 photos

... So we went in, received the common overly friendly Japanese welcome and sat down. So breakfast may be cheap at this place.....but a cup of coffee ranged from ¥500 to ¥1200! Sooo we opted for the ¥500 cups. Coffee at this place was some sort of science experiment involving Brunson burners, beakers, I'm pretty sure I saw a test tube.....and the results! Coffee! What a surprise! I wanted to let them know that there are easier ways to make coffee....but my ...

The river walk

A travel blog entry by cj_travels on Mar 29, 2013

22 photos

... After good few hours of walking we entered into Gion fameous geisha district or as some say geiko and maiko. We were really lucky when we have managed to get ticket for the Miyako Odori- maiko's and geiko's seasonal performance with tea ceremony -can't wait to see it!!!!!! We saw few local Machiyas and many shops selling local dishes and souvenirs and we slowely wandered back to our Machiya. The weather was so good that we have managed to get a sun burn- ...