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948-10 Kitahira, Otsu, Shiga, Kinki, 520-0503, Japan | Hostel
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Green coffee

A travel blog entry by dizzyseren on Aug 15, 2014

... now very attached to my new friends and suggest a drink, we walk for a bit and go down a tiny street full of restaurants by the rive. It's pouring so we duck into one. I order fried prawn on a stick and meatballs. We also order fermented intestines of tuna. I blame the American. Over dinner we find the American has probably spent more on her trip of 10 days then I earn in a year. It's guides this, 5 star hotels that. I go to the toilet and find Germany at war with Poland (he's ...

Sendai, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto & Ferry Adventure

A travel blog entry by lmkuehnl on Mar 01, 2014

1 comment, 25 photos

... suji street is lined with restaurants, traditional Japanese fast food stalls and huge neon signs advertising the specialties. Even though we were there I. The evening, I'm not sure it would have been any brighter at mid day.

Hotel #2 was again a standard no-frills room that was just right. the way, "no-frills" does still include internet, ...

Day 10 - Samurai Jones, he's a bad mutha...

A travel blog entry by xensor on Sep 12, 2013

17 photos

... and on a very clear day you can see all the way to Osaka which is over 40km away. It was a little hazy today, mostly due to the ridiculous heat (31C today, going to be 34C tomorrow!).

Next stop was the Higashi-Honganji Temple. When I got there, there was a Shinto service in progress so i sat in for a while - it was very serene, with the monks chanting a prayer for part of the service that i watched. Unfortunately only part of the temple was actually ...

My Caffeinated Hike through the Vermillion Gates

A travel blog entry by char.j.stoever on Jun 18, 2013

11 photos

... it were temples, gift shops, and people taking photos of one another. I have never seen so many bright red buildings. After washing my hands at the fountain, I passed by statues of foxes with keys in their mouths. The shrine is apparently dedicated to the god of Rice, and the messenger foxes hold the keys for the rice granary. Tourists stood in line to be lied to by a fortune teller, and the beginning of the trails were marked by row after row of red gates. I goofed ...


A travel blog entry by sophie_ish on May 06, 2013

14 photos

... they created and taking some photos.

Our second day in Kyoto was spent strolling through some impressive bamboo forests watching the trees swaying and bashing into each other. We also wandered the imperial palace gardens and then headed to Nishiki market to check out yet more weird and wonderful foods that could be bought…. if one was braver than us!

Next stop Hiroshima, the city where the first atomic bomb was dropped in ...