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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    Travel Blogs from Otsu

    Encore un nouveau truc/a new experience

    A travel blog entry by maa3 on May 26, 2015

    9 comments, 4 photos

    Avec un peu de retard je vous présente le Japon. Population: plus de 127 millions d'habitants. Capitale: Tokyo: c'est. La métropole la plus densément peuplée au monde, 13 millions 220,000 habitants pour sa superficie. C'est le lieu de résidence de l'empereur et le siège du gouvernement depuis 1603 (de facto) et s'appelait alors Edo; puis depuis 1868 elle devint officiellement la capitale du Japon et prit le nom de Tokyo. Quant à Kyoto, la ville ...


    A travel blog entry by chowgate on Sep 17, 2014

    14 photos

    ... but we managed a few photos anyway! Wednesday we saw the Golden Pavilion, the Rock Garden and the Imperial Castle. We didn't quite understand why the rock garden was so famous as it is literally a bunch of rocks, but the surrounding gardens were beautiful. I especially loved the gate leading into the Imperial Castle - very ornate and colourful. All three sites were fantastic but after walking about 7 miles, ...

    Land of 1000 Temples

    A travel blog entry by pandasphere on Jun 03, 2014

    23 photos

    ... in 1603 as the official Kyoto home of the first Shogun, Tokugawa Ieyasu. It featured two palaces and two gardens - because why stop at one. The palaces featured something called nightingale floors: floor boards that make lots of sound when you walk on them, no matter how lightly you step, so that it is impossible to sneak up on anybody. The floors were really neat. Think of that one extremely squeaky stair in your house - except everywhere. The ...

    Temples, temples and more temples!!

    A travel blog entry by adamwilson4 on Apr 08, 2014

    5 photos

    ... cost a lot of money. A while later we headed back to the train station to catch the train back to Kyoto. I was gutted that the forest wasn't as big as I thought it would be. I thought it was a massive tourist attention because it's even in the front cover of the lonely planet. It was touristy, but just wasn't what I expected. I still had a really nice time wondering through it taking pictures. When we got back to Kyoto I caught another train back to Osaka to chill out for the rest of the ...

    The gold and the red - our last day in Kyoto

    A travel blog entry by guykb on Sep 22, 2013

    12 photos

    ... at the too of the station, and a whole floor dedicated to eating. The English translation of this floor is apparently 'food paradise'. We found a place to eat out of the 300 or so that are up there (maybe a slight exaggeration) Given the location and the view, we had an excellent meal which was great value. Well worth seeking out if you are here. Swapping the JR vouchers for passes was pretty painless - we just had to fill out a form and show our passports and ...