Biwako Hotel

2-40 Hamamachi, Otsu, Shiga, Kinki, 520-0041, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Otsu

Mt Hiei, Katsura Imperial Villa & Toji Temple

A travel blog entry by misocutlet


... 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 ...

Kyoto by the heat

A travel blog entry by henribastien


... reach places. It’s not like the journey onto itself is supposed to be spiritual or anything right?

So up I went, in this pleasant scorching heat. The gates and the trees around provided some greatly needed shade, but at 35C even the shade is not quite cooling. Add a couple hundred steps and you got a great recipe to be drenched in a few minutes.

The path in itself is quite majestic, it is like going through an endless tunnel with each supporting ...

Cheeky monkey

A travel blog entry by cj_travels


... for centuries.

We then took the JR train back to Kyoto and to Fushimi Inari to see the Taisha Shrine and 10 thousand vermilion red tori gates! What a view, the gates are different sizes and each one have is bearing the donor's name. These gates are replaced every 10 years. There were still crowds of people, despite the time of the day, but we have managed to get some pictures without any tourists!

Returned ...


A travel blog entry by steveandtam


... up and headed home on the train. We grabbed some beer and snacks from Lawson's and headed back to the room to plan what we were going to do in Osaka. We were both craving tempura again so we headed to the restaurant a few doors down from our hotel and had a big bowl of it before heading to karaferuna for some dessert. It was absolutely freezing so we spent the rest of the evening tucked up in bed watching Japanese Survivor ...

Ah... I love this Kyoto :)

A travel blog entry by nunolikestravel

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On the way out there is a very commercial street, the type I usually run off very quickly... However... They were offering the local Kyoto sweets (as a way to make us buy them obviously)... Well, it worked on me, but they are really good!!!!!
I then wandered on the streets - they are lovely with very typical Japanese architecture.
On the way there were several more temples and a ...


This hotel, located on 2-40 Hamamachi, Otsu, is near Nanzen-ji Temple, Gion Corner, Honen-in, and Konchi-in.
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