Biwako Hotel

Address: 2-40 Hamamachi, Otsu, Shiga, Kinki, 520-0041, Japan | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 2-40 Hamamachi, Otsu, is near Nanzen-ji Temple, Gion Corner, Honen-in, and Konchi-in.
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      Kyoto ; a castle, a temple and a palace

      A travel blog entry by fully on Jan 09, 2014

      35 photos

      • off to Nijo Castle early
      • "Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of theEdo Period (1603-1867). After the Tokugawa Shogunate fell in 1867, Nijo Castle was used as an imperial palace for a while before being donated to the city and opened up to the public as ...

      Faster Than A Speeding Bullet (Japan)

      A travel blog entry by usatexan on Sep 27, 2013

      2 comments, 34 photos

      ... amount. The bills start at Y1000, which is $10. Everything under $10 comes in coins. You have a Y500 yen coin, Y100, Y50, Y10, Y05, and Y01. I had a hard time reaching for coins when something cost $5 or $1. I instinctively went for the paper money, but, not finding them, I just used the smallest bill in yen that I had, which would be $10 at the least. This caused me to end up collecting a heavy pocket full of coins. The Japanese people are ...


      A travel blog entry by annsan on Jul 24, 2013

      13 photos

      ... we knew, but they are only working on a small part of the temple at this time. There is a list online with all the names of temples that are being renovated. The information also contains details about which parts are currently being restored and for how long the construction will last. After visiting the main hall we walk all the way down to the Otowa Waterfall. Its waters are divided into three separate streams, and visitors ...

      Mt Hiei, Katsura Imperial Villa & Toji Temple

      A travel blog entry by misocutlet on Jul 02, 2013

      26 photos

      ... were old and grand, but there were only a few visitors.

      Then we headed for Mt Hiei. The mountain has a huge temple complex called Enryakuji Temple, one of the most famous temples of Japan. Because the temple area is spacious and we did't havemuch time, we had decided to visit only the main hall (Komponchudo). The hall is registered as a National Treasure of Japan. Although my mum had a little trouble to get there from the car park ...

      Onward bound to Kyoto!

      A travel blog entry by steveandtam on Dec 25, 2012

      1 comment

      ... train with about two minutes to spare. The ride took just over 40 minutes and was incredibly smooth. We arrived at Kyoto station and after asking one of the station staff the best way to get to our hotel. She suggested a city bus. We lined up waiting for the bus in the freezing cold for about 20 minutes and were lucky enough to get a seat and we hauled our luggage on beside us. This bus was crammed - and then they kept stopping as we went along ...