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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      A travel blog entry by guytang on Feb 16, 2014

      1 comment, 10 photos

      ... like when it's high season. The Kodaiji by comparison had hardly any body there. It was really peaceful walking round the Kodaiji. Although the shrines and temples were beautiful the best bit was walking around the streets of Higashi. The streets were a bit touristy but they were selling lots of local handicrafts and eats. What's more there were people wearing kimonos everywhere, I even spotted a couple of geishas (I don't really know what's the difference, ...

      Kyoto, many many shrines and Gion

      A travel blog entry by drclad on Jan 04, 2014

      49 photos

      ... built 1200 years ago, but has been victim to a number of fires including being struck by lightening. It had a number of Japanese looking rooms (best way of describing it!) - bare wooden rooms with sliding doors, again with various places that people seemed to randomly pray at, and lots of paintings e.g. the wind and storm Gods. It was surrounded by very impressive gardens where they have simulated a water feature using stones, trees and we also went inside ...

      Sore feet

      A travel blog entry by guykb on Sep 19, 2013

      17 photos

      We explored quite a bit of territory near us today so we did a lot, and I mean a lot, of walking. We started by taking a meandering route from here to the area known as downtown Kyoto. Here is the city centre with some interesting shops and the wonderful Nishiki market. The girls found a great vintage clothes shop that they had a good hunt in, and we tried a whole bunch of different delicacies as we walked through the Nishiki market. Probably ...

      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 ...

      Deer, karaoke and too much sake

      A travel blog entry by martinjob on Mar 24, 2013

      1 comment, 1 photo

      ... here) and Eric, a Spanish bloke from Soho who works in a gay bar - the sort of person you would usually find on big brother, absolutely hilarious.

      Yuko cooked us some Okonomiyaki one evening, which was followed by lots of beer, sake and karaoke. Then last night (two days after I checked out to another hostel) I was invited back to another evening do, where I met a bloke from a geisha family and who apparently used to be a sumo wrestler. If anyone ever goes to Kyoto (why ...