Hikone Biwako Hotel

Address: 63 Hirata-cho, Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Kinki, 522-0041, Japan | Hotel
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This hotel is located on 63 Hirata-cho, Hikone.
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      The gold and the red - our last day in Kyoto

      A travel blog entry by guykb on Sep 22, 2013

      12 photos

      ... We tried some wasabi peanuts and immediately bought a packet. As I right this I am so annoyed that we only bought one packet because they were oishi desu (delicious) From Kinkaku-ji our next stop was to Kyoto station where we needed to swap our JR vouchers for our actual JR passes. The JR pass is a wonderful thing that allows you unlimited travel on almost every train in Japan (there are a few that are not part of the JR network). The pass lasts for a set ...

      Cooking Day!

      A travel blog entry by skyisblu on Sep 09, 2013

      2 comments, 23 photos

      ... where we are greeted at the stop by our teacher, Taro-san. We also meet Jacques, a fellow traveler taking the class with us, who coincidentally also hails from Montreal. I tell you, you can travel halfway around the world and find home in the most unexpected locations!

      Taro leads us to his home, not far from the bus stop, where we meet up with 2 more travelers, Ting and Kaylyn from New Zealand. Taro also introduces us to his ...

      Castles, shrines and lots of walking.

      A travel blog entry by steveandtam on Dec 26, 2012


      ... out the sites. We went back to our washing (twice) only to find that they weren't yet dry!! We plugged another $4 in each machine and decided to go look at Nijo Castle. We walked for kilometers in the freezing cold - then it started snowing!! We finally got to the castle and were so excited, only to see a closed sign :(. Turns out today was the first day that it was shut for the next week. We were both incredibly dissappointed, and now the boy reckons that he isn't going ...

      Letters Home - Japan - Day 2

      A travel blog entry by crashvic37 on Apr 22, 2012


      ... 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 on Aug 06, 2011

      8 photos

      ... 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 ...