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948-10 Kitahira, Otsu, Shiga, Kinki, 520-0503, Japan | Hostel
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This hostel is located on 948-10 Kitahira, Otsu.
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Travel Blogs from Otsu

We made it...just!

A travel blog entry by christineatkins on Apr 11, 2014

My children have a unique way of marking our arrival or departure in Singapore, it was pumpkin vomit and security wee, in Japan, it's been egg vomit and plane seat wee. But they've let us stay...thankfully cause we all really need a sleep!! Finally made it to kyoto after what feels like an epic voyage, with two exhausted but mostly happy children. After Beeb treated the plane seat like a slippery slide ...

End of a long journey, hello Kyoto

A travel blog entry by guykb on Sep 18, 2013

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... out for a better exploration. We strolled down Marutamachi dori (the street we are on) and stopped for refreshments at a cool cafe. Nobody speaks a lot of English so far, but we seem to be able to communicate OK. Jess and I had a mid afternoon Mojito (yum) and then we wandered a bit further on. We found the Heian Shrine and took a quick look. It's impressive from the outside although not one of the most significant ...

Kiyomizudera temple

A travel blog entry by kahdrill on Jun 27, 2013

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... strawberry flavor. The best ice cream I have had since I got to Japan! I think it was soy based. It tasted a lot like strawberry sorbet, one of my favorites. Then we visited a store that sold studio Ghibli merchandise and then we walked home. In the evening I had some takoyaki for the first time. It was quite nice and I will definitely have it ...

The Philosophers' Walk

A travel blog entry by orcasinjapan on Apr 13, 2013

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... playing and sitting on benches as well as numerous covered shops and food stands. The aqueduct that the pathway follows is quite old and has saved the area from severe droughts in past times. A few of the cherry trees were still in bloom when we visited. ...

Shogetsu in Kyoto

A travel blog entry by gothgoes on Dec 31, 2012

... Yasaka Shrine during Cherry Blossom Season or Gion Matsuri since Yasaka is the place to be seen completing Hanami with a geisha during the Spring and during the festival many women bedecked in Heian era clothing can be seen.

We tramp through the backstreets ...