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948-10 Kitahira, Otsu, Shiga, Kinki, 520-0503, Japan | Hostel
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A travel blog entry by davidandjackie


... I've never wanted an iPhone 5 so much in my life. I almost bought an iPhone case just in case I get one...but the boss said no. They had a build your own robot dog section, solar powered car section. They had a build your own speaker section where you pick the cabinet and then chose the speakers to be installed in it....when I get a house again I will be booking a trip to Japan for gadget shoppping, but I'll go to Osaka, The location there is 12 floors....I'm ...

Temple madness

A travel blog entry by stephenandchloe


Hi there, Today started with a nice relaxing run to the train station and then a train to the kyoto imperial palace. These really morning runs are starting to pay dividends as we are getting fitter the longer we travel. The Kyoto imperial palace has a very different vibe to it compared to other places in Japan. You have to book in advance and you become part of a tour group of around 50 people. The whole time the tour is tailed by security and you can tell the place is very ...

Week 8

A travel blog entry by lukeschuler


... get across to Nara (which I ...

Round and round we go . . .

A travel blog entry by triphippo


... some dollars for yen and grab a quick lunch of takeout sushi and onigiri rice balls (one filled with beef and one with pickled turnip) and picked up a bun filled with anko (red bean paste) for later. We sat and ate on the steps near the isetan department store.

After lunch, we hopped back on the bus to the other end of Kyoto Goen and walked through the park on the way back to our tour. We saw a beautiful pond filled with fish, with ...

Alone in Kyoto

A travel blog entry by thepeterhawkins


... bar. It was rebuilt the same, but this time christened Memory Lane. As twee as this sounds in the face of **** Alley, the place does not live up to its original name. The toilets, one set of public ones as the bars are too small to have their own, were impeccably clean. "It's because the Japanese don't **** in their kitchen," said D, pointing out that such toilets in the UK would be vandalised within minutes. They might last slightly longer in France, but it's ...


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