APA Hotel Kyoto Eki Horikawadori
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A little small, but very comfortable and clean
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So we have been having a great time in Kyoto! There are so many amazing things in this great city. On our first full day here, we decided to go to Arashiyama, which is a beautiful mountain area with old temples and gardens and beautiful places to walk.the streets are lined with beautiful souvenir shops and restaurants. We had awesome udon noodles …
... in was so beautiful. We took our shoes off to walk around inside. The floors squeak as you walk. These are called Nightingale floors, or as our guide called them ancient security system! Then we went to the Kinkaku/round Temple.....also know as the Golden Pavillion. WOW so beautiful!! With the fall colors it was just amazing. There were of course sooooo sooooo many people jockeying for that perfect picture of the Golden Pavilion. I took ...
... is the biggest temple gate in Japan: 24
meters high and 50 meters wide. http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Chion-in
Philosopher's path: delicious small path along the river
... and hungry!
We went to one last shrine - Nanzen-ji. It had a huge gate which we actually thought was the temple! We had a look around the shrine, which had a pond in the front. The islands in the pond were meant to be in the shape of a dragon. It had a beautiful waterfall ( that had water being pumped into it..) and lots of flowers and a huge tree that was hanging over the pond.
We then took a bus down to Central ...
... and a very simple Zen garden: just 15 rocks in white gravel.
Heading back into the centre of town, I checked out Nishiki Food Market to admire the beautiful food stands and try out some of the produce, before heading to see the final attraction of my trip: the Yasaka Shrine, which stands out in the Gion landscape with its bright orange, green and white facades.
And that basically covers off my last day in Kyoto, and the last day of my ...