APA Hotel Kyoto Eki Horikawadori
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A little small, but very comfortable and clean
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... by the amount of smokers in Hiroshima. Our hotel lobby has a blue haze. Ava was particularly disgusted and promised to never ever smoke! Our room is very 1960's Vegas retro, upon first glance we did not like. We unloaded our belongings and walked to town. Had supper at a cute little Italian place and walked back to the hotel.
... apart from with a special advance booking. However I did have a walk around the park outside the palace and learnt that the palace is open to the public for the next week so will be heading back there at some point. Next I used my train pass and caught a couple of trains up to Fushimi Inari shrine. I had read about this on the internet before I left for japan and decided to check it out. Based on the pictures I had seen ...
... section with manga written in over 15 different languages. I didn't realize that there were "no photography allowed" signs until after my 4th picture. Ooops.
My absolutely favorite place was the Fushimi Inari Shrine. I love this Shrine. This is one of the most popular deities in the Shinto religion with over 30,000 sub-shrines throughout Japan. I unfortunately didn't climb the whole mountain since not only did I have all my luggage on me, but I had ...
... to the back of the gift shop. I had the exhibits of vibrant kimonos and portable shrines all to myself. The persistent signage warned me about the security cameras and the infrared light that could detect a hand moving just a little too closely to the artifacts.
Here are some fun facts I learned here:
-When Thomas Edison invented the incandescent light bulb in the late 1800s, he chose Kyoto Bamboo for the filament material because it was so ...
... we got to the temple we had to get off at shin-Osaka (new Osaka) and switch trains to the train that took us to Osaka. We then hopped off and walked all the way to the temple. The temple was massive. I can't believe how big it was. Luckily we didn't have to walk up the stairs and got an elevator instead. When at the top we walked round it then went to the gift shop and I bought some presents for those back at home. After this we walked back down the stairs and got ...