Hotel Hokke Club Kyoto
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Perfect location to get around town. Right across the street from the train station. Rooms were large and bathroom was spacious. Great vending machines on the 4th floor and coin laundry was available. The washing machine even dispensed detergent without having to put it in yourself. The staff spoke pretty good English. They had customized maps available to all the key tourist spots in Kyoto.
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Nara was the capital of Japan before Kyoto in the 8th century so we head there today to see some temples and shrines. As we pass through Nada Park, we see deer wandering. Legend has it that deer were the messengers of the Emperor, so today they are considered sacred and are protected. Before we enter the first temple, we get some …
Kyoto has over 1000 Buddhist Temples and over 400 Shinto Shrines. The Kiyomizu Temple is the first one we visit today. We get their early, but as we enter, so do hundreds of Japanese high school kids on a field trip! It's a Saturday, but Kana said it’s not uncommon for the public schools to offer field trips throughout Japan on the weekends …
We've been here for 8 days and still can’t seem to get used to the feel of chopsticks. Brett is using them like a pro, while my food just seems to slip away from me. When you sit near locals eating, you just hear slurping sounds. Since you can’t cut anything with chopsticks, you just bring all the food to your mouth and suck it in. The …
... they are so friendly and beautiful.
You can pet them and feed them for hour and not grow tired of this. So we did. It was awesome and one of the best experiences on this trip.
We then had dinner in Nara and headed back to Kyoto for some 7/11 shopping.
Tomorrow we are off to ...
... impressive than the terracotta warriors in China, and certainly feels more authentic. No photography allowed in the building for religious reasons, but you can visit here the temple's own website which will give you an idea of the grandeur of this temple: www.sanjusangendo.jp. The golden highlight of the week.
Bye, bye Japan - see you next time!
Golden week photos: https://www.flickr.com/gp/76649204@N02/ ...