Ark Hotel Kyoto

1 Mibu Gayogoshomachi, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Kinki, 604-8811, Japan | 3 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kyoto

Kyoto from Above and Below

A travel blog entry by 12thousand500

... survive.

But don't get the idea that Kyoto is really that well preserved. No city in Japan is preserved in the way that some of Europe's best cities are. What's more, the fact that most of Japan's economic growth corresponded with the period of some of the worst urban architecture (the fifties through the seventies) means that a lot of Japanese cities are, at least out the window of a train or from a hotel window, ...

Kyoto - The Enchanting Old City

A travel blog entry by sirius_fasha


... catch a bullet train to Hamamatsu. Along the way, we past an area where all the Japanese cars to be exported were being kept.

Finally, we have arrived at Toyohashi Shinkansen Station and embark on our journey to Hamamatsu which took about 20 minutes but of course after having some more photo shoot around the station. Again, Mr Tour Guide, knowing we are photo addicts and wouldn't want to miss a chance to take a shot at the head of the shinkansen guide us to the ...


A travel blog entry by thebartons99


... It was a real treat not to have to lug our packs on what would have been a 20 minute walk. Hiroko gave us a rundown of how things worked at the house and then left us to it!

Over the next four days, we explored Kyoto by a combination of walking and buses. You can get pretty much anywhere in the city by bus. You get on at the back door and off at the front door, paying as you leave. With a handy dandy "Bus ...

Japan Part 2 - Kyoto & Osaka

A travel blog entry by chrisandteri


... by the Japanese people and co-exist alongside impossibly complex urban infrastructure, massive department stores selling every imaginable gadget, and a society that
seems to be constantly on the move. We found the temples and the parks around them to be beautiful and peaceful reprieves from the hectic-ness of the city. I suspect the Japanese citizens also value them for this reason in addition to their religious significance.

Our ...

Stairways to Eternal Happiness

A travel blog entry by spiderwebbs


Today we wake up to bright blue skies and shining sun. The typhoon has well and truly dissipated.

Our tour begins at the Nijo castle which is just across the street from our hotel. This is where the Shogun lived during that period of Japanese history when the Shogun was the leader of the country and the Emperor more like a figure head (a bit like the UK). At his time Kyoto was the capital of Japan. The shogun managed the country's affairs helped by many feudal lords ...

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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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