Hikone Biwako Hotel

63 Hirata-cho, Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Kinki, 522-0041, Japan | Hotel
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Castles, shrines and lots of walking.

A travel blog entry by steveandtam

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... any more places to visit as the two that he has selected have been closed!! We caught a bus back home and collected our washing before grabbing some tasty tempura and noodles for a late lunch. We saw on the map that Heian Shrine was rather close so we went for another massive walk to check it out. It was a massive area with many different buildings painted bright orange (the happy colour accordingly to Japanese religious folk). We took a few piccies then decided ...

Onward bound to Kyoto!

A travel blog entry by steveandtam

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... to pick up more passengers! There was confusion of the driver shutting the door at stops too early as people weren't intelligent enough to a)be at the front of the bus (which is the exit) near their stop, or b) actually yell out and tell the man that they needed to get off. It was about a fifteen minute drive to our hotel and when we got off at our stop we asked at the local Lawson's (iga) where to go - luckily we were only two blocks ...

Letters Home - Japan - Day 2

A travel blog entry by crashvic37

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... products, and prepared meals on plastic dishes with snap-on lids. At check out, after payment, a bill is presented with empty plastic bags for self-bagging. Our purchases today would include a selection of beer, juice, sake (sah-kay), canned coffee, and a Fugi apple, the size of a grapefruit.

We did manage one tourist attraction, perhaps the only tourist attraction in Hikone; Hikone Castle & Museum. After paying ...

Stars in my eyes

A travel blog entry by izbit

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... come true. It was pretty hot out, so Nicholas used one of his game tokens for us to get shaved ice. We were able to get a seat in one of the little pavilions where you sit at a low table on tatami mats, overlooking the grounds, which was lovely. I can see why this site would be particularly popular in the fall, when the leaves are changing colors.

Next stop was the manga museum. After spending five hours at the museum the day ...

Old and new Japan

A travel blog entry by izbit

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... to climb up one of the defensive towers. It threatened rain on and off, but mostly held off, but stayed cool enough that we were never uncomfortably hot.

Next stop was to Roketsu, a place where an older couple leads you through the steps to do traditional cloth dying. We took a taxi because it's sort of off the beaten path, in a residential and industrial area. We used Tony's ipad ...

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