Hotel Alpha-One Tsuruga-Bypass

1-1-1 Kotakari, Tsuruga, Fukui Prefecture, Chubu, 914-0045, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Tsuruga

The Cat's Castle

A travel blog entry by vandna on Dec 31, 2013

Many of the Japanese cities we visited had mascots, but this city's mascot was the best of all - a white cat wearing a Samurai helmet and red cape. No sword in sight though, so I am guess that this is a pacifist Samurai cat. (check out video).

Anyway, John and I visited the cat to see a really beautiful structure (Hikone Castle is rated among the top three in Japan, along with ...

A day of work in Kyoto

A travel blog entry by joshhodapp on Oct 11, 2013

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I had a great tour guide. Her name was Esther, and she is a Kyoto-based architect and designer, who took me around and showed me some great things. Kyoto is extremely rich in heritage and culture. The emperor used to live here, but relocated to Tokyo ...

Letters Home - Japan - Day 2

A travel blog entry by crashvic37 on Apr 22, 2012

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... we proceed to the shoe changing station just inside the entrance. We abandon our shoes and change in to the provided slippers. The one-size-fits-all slippers while adequate were not a fashion statement. In fact, my feet kept slipping off the sides. Then with sneakers back on, we climbed a large rock stairway to the 17th century castle. Shoes are removed at the entrance, and it is socks only inside the castle. It is quite ...

Letters Home-Japan-Day 1

A travel blog entry by crashvic37 on Apr 22, 2012

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... cities along the route whose names I cannot properly pronounce. There was one transfer that was easy and quick. Had they not been there, it would have been challenging to get to Hikone, as all of the train signs and information are entirely in Japanese. I was blessed with 3 translators.

My travel companions used our train time for a briefing on Japanese language and customs. I learned ...

Road Trip!

A travel blog entry by little-general on Sep 08, 2011

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... br> What we saw of Hikone town was beautiful and the small castle had a wonderful outlook over Biwa Lake. For lunch we had a whole grilled fish, on Catherine's request and finished it off with some green tea ice cream! Totally satisfied, we jumped in the car and went on our way back to Izu; 5 hours later, we arrived, hungry and ...

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