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


... 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 ...

Letters Home - Japan - Day 2

A travel blog entry by crashvic37


... 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


... site we've been at in Japan, meaning that it was half as crowded as the least crowded site we saw in China.

The buildings were interesting, but what was most impressive was a) the view back down over Kyoto, and b) the natural springs coming out of the hillside. You wait your turn, then get to reach out with ladles with very long handles to catch some water from the springs and drink it. It's supposed to bring good luck and make ...

Old and new Japan

A travel blog entry by izbit


... room) and the "nightingale floors" carefully engineered to creak when stepped on to prevent anyone from sneaking up on the Shogun. I also pointed out to the boys that the tatami mats are essentially the same as those still used today (although the modern ones have styrofoam cores under the woven mats). But the real treasure of the visit was the grounds, including various gardens and ...

Autumn Leaves in Tofukuji, Jojakkoji, Eikan-do

A travel blog entry by misocutlet


... Nijo Castle, Nanzenji Temple, and Eikan-do (Zenrinji Temple).

The first destination on the day was Tofukuji Temple. The temple is not so popular except in late November, but it is the one of the busiest temples of Kyoto in this season. The purpose of all the visitors is autumn leaf viewing. It is said that its Zen garden is also beautiful, but most of the visitors seemed to prefer autumn leaves. To get the best view ...


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