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 on Jul 02, 2013

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... 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 ...

Japanese Food

A travel blog entry by jaakko.saaristo on Jun 30, 2013

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... we had yakiudon (fried noodles) with sprouts, vegetables, ham and shimeji mushrooms. Other things here are tomagoyaki (rolled egg pancake cut to slices) and misoshiru.

3.7. In the evening we had don (something on top of rice) with maguro (tuna) and avocado. In addition tonjiru = misojiru with pork, and tamogodo-fu = egg tofu.

5.7. On this breakfast we had katsuonotataki, makizushi, tamagodo-fu and ...

Temple / Shrine day

A travel blog entry by reynolds925 on Apr 21, 2013

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... a Pagoda which is supposed to be one of the oldest wooden structures in Japan. Unfortunately we arrived at 1 minute to 5pm so we were not allowed into the temple area. So we headed back to the hotel, even had to get out the umbrella and Sue had 2 wind jackets on. Then began our nightly dinner expedition, and in keeping with the day, I have to say dinner was NOT a highlight, in fact we ended up in an ITALIAN restaurant on the ...

Goth Goes Geisha

A travel blog entry by gothgoes on Jan 01, 2013

... see the fanciest rock paper scissors of all time.



Tora Tora - Tiger Tiger

As they sing songs to the games and pound out rhythms during drinking contests I can't help but think of the Maid Cafe staff, they're very much the spiritual ancestors of ...

Lost in the Inari Shrine.

A travel blog entry by caitjenks on Jun 03, 2012

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... virtually nothing, I just started walking. And I kept walking. And I walked some more, the whole time thinking I was going to come out of the other end any minute now, for sure. Until I came to a shop selling drinks, hiking sticks, snacks, and fans, at which point I looked around and noticed that everyone else had all these things already. "Hmm..." I thought, "it appears I am the one who is the unprepared tourist." Except I didn't say "unprepared", I said "stupid".

And ...

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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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