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Address: 948-10 Kitahira, Otsu, Shiga, Kinki, 520-0503, Japan | Hostel
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    Kyoto - 25 hour day

    A travel blog entry by haddons on Apr 16, 2015

    9 photos

    ... chef who worked in France was a short walk so we went there for dinner and had the most amazing 4 course meal for £15 a head! Not a bad start to our time in Kyoto. There are a few strange things that we've noticed in Japan amongst them the 25 hour clock -1am is 25.00hrs, you pay when you get off a bus not when you get on it and it's impolite to blow your nose or NOT slurp when you are eating ...

    The Imperial Palace & Shimagamo Shinto Shrines

    A travel blog entry by samcohon on Mar 04, 2015

    12 photos

    "You are very lucky," Takeo informed me this morning. “I have a friend who has retired from serving the Imperial Family, and we are going to get to see the Imperial Palace in Kyoto on an English-speaking tour.” Unlike most royal or imperial palaces or castles, the Emperor's status as the descendant of a god and as the ultimate Shinto priest makes this a religious sacred site far more than a political or military one. And after appearing at the ...

    Kyoto, how you beguile me

    A travel blog entry by kkhlee74 on Aug 05, 2014

    1 comment, 20 photos

    ... time and travelling with Sofia also means that we travel at a slower pace.

    On our last day we headed out to the Fushimi Inari shrine which sits at the base of a mountainside and its thousands of orange torii gates which lead up to the mountain in a very scenic and meandering 2-3 hour trek. This shrine is said to be the most popular shrine in Kyoto and it isn't hard to see why, its gates form a continuous tunnel and is a photographers dream as the rays of sun ...

    Bullet train!

    A travel blog entry by picfisjapan14 on May 20, 2014

    10 photos

    ... car in the train.

    When the train arrived we went to our seats in the first and second row and Mum and Dad turned their seats around so that we were facing each other. We saw Mt Fuji out of window and took lots of photos - as did all the other tourists on the train. We had lunch of cheese sandwiches and jam sandwiches. Then we arrived in Kyoto.

    We walked from the Kyoto Station to our new ...

    Kyoto ; a castle, a temple and a palace

    A travel blog entry by fully on Jan 09, 2014

    35 photos

    ... Yoshimitsu, and according to his will it became a Zen temple of the Rinzai sect after his death in 1408. Kinkakuji was the inspiration for the similarly named Ginkakuji (Silver Pavilion), built by Yoshimitsu's grandson, Ashikaga Yoshimasa, on the other side of the city a few decades later.Kinkakuji is an impressive structure built overlooking a large pond, and ...