Hikone North Art Hotel

1-23 Motomachi, Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Kinki, 522-0071, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Hikone

Gifu!

A travel blog entry by wwoofers on Jul 07, 2014

1 comment, 41 photos

... covered in paper-mache which was collected in the form of written prayers and wishes from across Japan. The monk who initiated the construction spent the better part of his years travelling and collecting these prayers to be used as layers to create this beautiful statue. It was his hope that by erecting this monument he would bring an end to famine and earthquakes that plagued the area. He died before completing his project but the work ...

Rides and Pretty Lights

A travel blog entry by tiffanyjo22 on Jan 20, 2014

6 photos

Slowly finding time to update my blog. Sunday was a slowish day, had a sleep in before heading to a World Culture Day event were I met Yuri, a nice Japanese girl who wanted to practice English with me and asked to be my friend. We've now sent a couple of emails but without Caitlin to translate, the conversation doesn't go far. Afterwards we went and ordered far too much Chinese but had yummy dumplings so it was all good.

Yay, Monday ...

The Cat's Castle

A travel blog entry by vandna on Dec 31, 2013

... the oldest with its original construction in place. It is prominently situated on a hill;; inside, the rooms are spacious and the ceilings lofty with beautifully curvy wooden crossbeams that look as if they haven't aged even a decade. From the castle grounds, there are strategic angles from which an assailing force can be effectively countered. The views of the surrounding Lake Biwa are ...

7 hours to mount Fuji

A travel blog entry by slynne on Nov 09, 2013

Woke at 8:30 Packed At 10:15 went for breakfast with rob and Quentin at coco's, downstairs from Hana hostel. Said goodbyes and went to Shinsaebashi to get the subway to shin Osaka. Shinkansen to mt Fuji Took frickin ages. Subway Shinkansen jR JR Waited 40 mins, ate ramen. Bus Arrived at 7pm Deb and I went to an onsen 8-9:30 walked back Hot cocoa ...

A day of work in Kyoto

A travel blog entry by joshhodapp on Oct 11, 2013

24 photos

... ago. The region is known for their fine cuisine and craftsman for many artisanal products. Esther was a fine host, and showed me many things during this very quick visit. I was fortunate to have met her and have her share so many things with me ...

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