Osakafu Hattori-Ryokuchi Youth Hostel

1-3 Hattoriryokuchi, Toyonaka, Osaka Prefecture, Kinki, 561-0873, Japan | Hostel

Travel Blogs from Toyonaka

Backroads of Kyoto

A travel blog entry by pandasphere


... far, some of the structures here were under reconstruction as well. We blame the coming Olympics.

After this neat temple, we took our time going back down and did some shopping on Sannenzaka and Ninenzaka. We tasted a bunch of yummy sweets and bought a bunch of things to bring home. As we were looking for a bus stop, we saw a few maiko (geisha in training) on the outskirts of the Gion district! Some ...

Kyoto: Fushimi Inari and Arashiyama

A travel blog entry by drclad


... with about 5000 Japanese people straight into a throng of stalls selling all sorts of foodstuffs and souvenirs up to the the entrance of the shrine. Past these, we couldn't really work out what was what. There appeared to be a number of orange shrines, none of which were real but just for show. The people seemed to split off and went all over the place, clearly knowing what they were doing. Shortly, we reached what I'd describe as a corridor of ...


A travel blog entry by helenclare


... from Pete :)) So with our first alcoholic recommendation consumed, we decided to try our second, this was a plum liquour otherwise known as umsheshu. All I can say is it tastes a bit like sweets! So hopefully can find some tomorrow that I can take back home to me to CH! Tomorrow's plan is to go to the Golden Pavilion and then head to Nara to see the deer. Having an absolutely fantastic time ...

My Caffeinated Hike through the Vermillion Gates

A travel blog entry by char.j.stoever


... just kept going up and up the hill. It looked as if I would be spending a lot more time here than I thought I would. After passing the mosquito-infested breeding ground of a pond, I hiked up more steps to rest next to a small restaurant. The spot next to the giant bag of rice and small green plant was mine for the next 45 minutes as I people-watched. Small birds chirped happily in the bamboo forest, but they were periodically interrupted by the pessimistic ravens' ...

Chion-in, Shoren-in & Yasaka-jinja

A travel blog entry by wheresgordon

... at Shoren-in is the gardens. I wandered through them for a while and then moved on.

Next I wandered to Yasaka-jinja, a shrine in Maruyama-koen, a park. I was doing the tail-end of Lonely Planet's Hills, Temples & Lanes in Southern Higashiyama in reverse. I've done all of it now although I haven't toured Kodai-ji.

Next I ...


This hostel, located on 1-3 Hattoriryokuchi, Toyonaka, is near Nishinomaru garden, National Museum of Ethnology, Shirokita Park, and Expoland (Senri Expo '70 Park).
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