GR Hotel Esaka
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- Smoking rooms available
- High-speed internet in room
- Refrigerator in room
- Breakfast Available
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... from the house but it was still closed so we then head to the Shinjiin Temple, where a few elderly Japanese we're doing their morning prayers. In there there was 13 Buddha statues each made of the ashes of 20,000 persons. Philippe got fixated on that for a while..
Then we headed to Osaka Castle, which was Majestic from the outside, but inside was transformed into a museum so nothing traditional was left inside which was disappointing.. But we were welcomed by an ...
... apples and peanuts from people's hands. We gave it a try and the first monkey I fed just grabbed the bag of apples and tried to rip it out of my hands. I resisted and metered out sliced apples a bit at a time. When I moved to the second monkey it was a bit quicker and it got the entire bag through the screen before I could stop it. In an instant the monkey had dumped the entire bag into its mouth and tossed the now empty bag off the side of the mountain! Doh! I ...
... So there are many Zen, Buddhist, and Shinto temples in Kyoto but many of them are connected to different variations of those main lines of faith in Japan.
We could not take the whole walk as we had tickets for the Miyako Odori which is a performance by Geisha that is held every spring for the last 143 years. It really was interesting watching the stylized dancing of the geisha. Some of the symbolism you could figure out but I am sure I missed ...
... was applied after the white coating had dried completely.
Next was the actual kimono. The place had one whole wall filled with kimonos. I was told to only pick one from a roped off section, and when I asked why I was told that those were the colors of the current season. Well, at least they saved me from getting weird looks by wearing the wrong kimono color and pattern. After a brief discussion with the stylist, we settled on ...
... will be able to finish them without a problem. The winner is definitely the tempura. The batter was soo light and crispy. The best tempura I had so far.
We then headed for a kimono show. What marvelled me about the kimono is actually the design of the fabric. I wish I could buy one to make a baju kurung but unfortunately I couldn't find any at the shop. I wonder if there was any anyway.
After that, we made quite a long journey from Kyoto to Toyohashi in ...