Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Shijo
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... which is apparently left from various people. The majority was disgusting and had been there far too long! We went to grab some dinner and then find Gion which is the main geisha area. As we walked towards it we went down a cute lit up path with water running alongside. Then we found the most beautiful street. It was like going back in time, all cobblestones, the river running through, willow trees and lanterns. The buildings are all wooden and overhang the river from the ...
... coming traffic. We noticed a crowd had begun to gather and out of a house, a Geisha appeared. She was absolutely beautiful and so posed. Luckily I had my GoPro in hand and took a video of her as she passed. I posted it so check it out :)
Continuing down the road we came across a threat house. A building called Gion Corner which held Japanese cultural shows. We were in luck as it startedin only 15 minutes. The show was a compilation of 7 different acts ...
The next day we opted for a sleep-in as we really had no plans and decided instead to venture out and try our luck at some shopping in the area. We walked the numerous stores before deciding shopping was just not meant to be today. As we stopped in for a Starbucks, the Osaka staple lately, we found out that right beside our starbucks was a roof top ferris wheel and decided to try it out. The views were very nice overlooking the urban metropolis that is the Osaka Station ...
... in the morning and I was almost the only person there. Thus I could fully enjoy the peace and serenity of the moss garden. This garden is very simple: a large area covered with well-groomed moss, one lantern in a corner, some maple trees and bamboo in the background. It was so quiet that I could hear the sound of the wind within the bamboo leaves. At the back of the house, you will find the slippers that will allow you to visit the rest of the garden but don't walk on ...
... a welcome break from the city. Sagano is full of history and you can easily walk around it, we stumbled upon the Seiryo-ji Buddhist temple, which is one of the best temples we have seen yet and it is a working temple unlike some of the others. It had real monks and a beautiful gold altar.
Food - we ate at Jolly pasta and, unbelievably it was really nice, I even had a glass of wine. I had garlic bread and spaghetti which was a lovely break from rice! ...