APA Hotel Kyoto Eki Horikawadori
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A little small, but very comfortable and clean
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... first. Good thing is we moved on from our first impression and got to discover it within 4 days which were actually quite nice, and we met some good local folks and had a good time.
On our first day we walked in the streets with no particular goal, looking around and taking our time. We ate in sushi train place where a Japanese man engaged the conversation. He had been to France and the Philippines so we chatted along, about French movies, Manila, Freddie Aguilar ...
The pagoda meassures 46 meters in height and six meters to a side, and
embodies the Hakuho period architectural style. During its long history,
the pagoda has been destroyed by fire and rebuilt numerous times. The
current structure was erected by Ashikaga Yoshinori in the year 1440.
Inside the tower are five statues called the Gochi Nyoraizo Gotai
(representing the Dainichi, Shaka, Ashuka, Hosho, ...
... to make our way to Arashiyama where we have an appointment with food... Kinkaku-ji is a little bit far to arashiyama by foot so we decided to experience japanese taxi. Well first thing you need to know, the passengers door is controlled by the driver so you don't need to open it or close it. We tried and the driver was surprised... Second thing, the taxi looks like old cars! when you think about japanese car you think about high tech... well not for ...
... To enter the palace, we had to remove our shoes of course. You take them off before you can step onto the wooden steps leading up to the floor level of the castle. Plastic slip on slippers are provided. We used these as the floors were very cold. One of the floors was constructed very carefully so the that wooden planks would move over carefully positioned nails to squeak. The floor is in the so called Nightingale Hall as the squeaking as people ...
So, here is the update you have been waiting for. My last update left you in Kyoto. I had just finished my first night by walking around the vicinity and finding all kinds of wonderful shrines and restaurants. I think the photo's on Facebook have already shown you quite a lot but there are a couple of things I haven't mentioned. For my first lunch I went to Marimoto which is a little sushi place that came recommended at the apartment I was staying at. I wanted to ...