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

Land of 1000 Temples

A travel blog entry by pandasphere on Jun 03, 2014

23 photos

... and finally the part of the trip I was most looking forward to- the Shinkansen to Kyoto, the Japanese bullet train. It was an extremely smooth, very fast ride - the 240 mile trip included three other stops and we completed the whole thing in pretty much exactly two hours. I don't know how fast we were actually going - unfortunately there was no speedometer in the car - but we had to have hit 150mph at least. It was awesome.

Once we got ...

Post Work Tour

A travel blog entry by leinad61 on Oct 26, 2013

4 photos

... look at a few of the clips and pics. Apart from that I have been so busy I got lazy with the language studying. Haven't been needing to use it much. I'm either at work speaking English all day or at home tired and resting. でも私は日 ;本語がべӛ 5;きょうを{ 75;ます^_^ ...

A Rainy Day at the MOMAK

A travel blog entry by char.j.stoever on Jun 19, 2013

8 photos

... want to budge. It felt so wrong and so right. Just about as comforting as a hot chocolate after a long snowball fight, heated toilet seats should exist everywhere. It was too good to be true.

I stepped outside after this cultural epiphany. The monsoon continued, but people just kept on. They were biking and holding up their umbrellas at the same time. Wow, there is no stopping these people from biking, and they make it happen. I pondered. After ...

An Introduction to Japan

A travel blog entry by johnsjourneys on May 05, 2013

14 photos

... a few others will know this). With the advent of the large jet passenger planes and the mass travel these monsters allowed, terminals became processing plants, and were designed to handle the numbers, but in doing so became ugly and boring. Recently, airport owners realised that terminal buildings can be designed to deal with high volumes of passengers and be uplifting places to be in: Kansai was a leader in ...

Kinkaku-ji, Nijo-jo & Kitano Tenman-gu

A travel blog entry by wheresgordon on Feb 25, 2013

... the Golden Pavilion from outside the gate. As you walk in you round a corner and suddenly there it is on the other side of a pond. It's pretty spectacular. As the name implies, it's gold. It's a three-story building with the upper two stories gilded. When I first arrived the water was choppy and you couldn't see the reflection in the water. Fortunately, the wind let up for a while and I got some good pictures.