- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
- Wheelchair accessibility
- Free parking
- Pets allowed
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... and bought myself a Shuinchou (temple and shrine seal book) You can use this to keep a log of the temples and shrines you have visited, only you don't fill it yourself but instead pay a monk to handwrite beautiful japanese characters in it representing the temple or shrine you have visited. Totally awe-inspiring! Got back on the bike to get to Ginkaku-Ji or Silver Pavillion. Quite a ride because it was on the complete other side of town. Visited another ...
... we grabbed a taxi and set off for probably the most famous of the thousands of temples in Kyoto -- Kinkakuji.
Kinkakuji (also known as the Golden Pavilion) is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Formally known as Rokuonji, the temple was the retirement villa of an important shogun and according to his will it became a Zen temple of the Rinzai sect after his death in 1408. Kinkakuji was the inspiration ...
... it was just going to be a flat pathway with pretty red pillars that extended for 100 feet. I thought I could just snap a couple of pictures and head out for some grilled eel. Not so fast, said Kyoto.
I woke up in my room and my behind was immediately aching from biking all day. I missed my big, gel bike seat back home but I needed to suck it up and contend with my Japanese-sized bike seat. Unfortunately, Yossy contracted some sort of stomach bug from the night ...
... cute. All up 2hrs process. Wigs started to cut into our heads to we headed back up to the 3rd floors, removed kimonos, then wigs, back down to 2nd floor to remove makeup, lucky we bought makeup remover took heaps to come off. They give you wet towel once makeup has been removed. Dressed and back to meet up with Adam and Dad for lunch. They found a sandwich shop just around the corner from meeting spot, headed in ordered, chilli hot dog, Bolognese calzone and normal hotdog. Adam and ...
... suitcase doesn't work nearly as well as my old one when I try to balance my duffle bag on top of it. It was still relatively easy getting around with the reduced weight though.
The train to Kyoto takes a bit under three hours. After I arrived I headed across the street to where I'll be staying, the Kyoto Tower Hotel. I stayed there when I was in Kyoto the first time ...