Ark Hotel Kyoto

Address: 1 Mibu Gayogoshomachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Kinki, 604-8811, Japan | 3 star hotel
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This 3 star hotel, located in the Kawaramachi/Karasuma/Shijo Omiya area of Kyoto, is near Nishiki Market, Pontocho, Takashimaya, and Nishijin Textile Center.
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    3.50 of 5 stars Very Good

    Travel Blogs from Kyoto

    Kyoto on our own

    A travel blog entry by tanglt on Jun 08, 2015

    36 photos

    ... lotus flowers and surrounded by hundreds of very beautiful irises of all hues. We circled the pond several times and noticed something different each time.
    The next discovery is that Japanese mapping could best be described as an approximation. We were unable to find our intended lunch places trying to follow instructions on the guide book. We ended up at the arcade close to the hotel for an experience eating conveyor belt sushi. We then ...

    Why does it always rain on me?...

    A travel blog entry by mattstanbridge on Apr 14, 2015

    43 photos

    ... time in Takashima had come to an end, the following day I was treated like royalty as I was given a great send off by the smiling and bowing staff when I left, again the kind owner insisted on giving me a lift to the train station, I vowed to return one day as it was great spot and appears to be off the main tourist trail. My next next stop would be Kurashiki near Okayama after my first ride aboard the Shinkansen- Japan's famed bullet ...

    I don't get the whole Geisha thing.

    A travel blog entry by kim-davis on Feb 02, 2015

    1 comment, 4 photos

    ... influenced by Hollywood myth and legend, but I expected the Geisha to be spectacular. I expected them to be extremely young, beautiful, lithe, impeccably dressed with beautiful makeup, impossible hairstyles and stunning clothes. However, they just turned out to be normal women (disappointing, I know). There were four of them, and three of them were overweight and middle-aged. They kind of ambled uncertainly onto the stage, they weren't wearing any makeup, ...

    Kyoto - Temples, Shrines, Deer and Kimono Girls

    A travel blog entry by ginanao on Oct 13, 2014

    73 photos

    ... t have to pay in to it like many of the other attractions!

    Due to the proximity to some of the shrines and temples from our hostel we were in a really good location to see lots of Japanese people dressed in traditional garments, which probably made Kyoto feel all that more authentic. It was amazing to see young women dressed in full Japanese style dresses walking around the streets, they looked so elegant! We even managed to spot some ladies in full Geisha make ...

    Land of temples and shrines

    A travel blog entry by lisakresky on Aug 05, 2014

    12 photos

    ... train station was a major bus interchange station. Our hotel was a ryokan again but this time the shower was right in the rooms. I don't mind sleeping on the mats on the floor but I am looking forward to having a bed within the next couple of days. Kyoto has a population around 1.4 million. Originally Samurai families moved to Kyoto and used their political power for their own interests. In 1185, Minamoto no Yoritomo established ...