Hotel Oaks Kyoto Shijo
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... Train Master.
Paul (Me): Along for the ride and cultural experience, being the only person with a camera, I was the Photo Master, responsible for documenting our trip through the lens of my Lumix TZ40.
Yakiniku in Kyoto
Our next destination was Kyoto, and from Nagano it would be our longest train journey so far. We took a Shinkansen early in the morning to Tokyo, where we transferred to another Shinkansen to take us to Kyoto. After around ...
... At the back are the tombs of the master and his wife as well as the one of Izuno no Okuni, the founder of kabuki (traditional Japanese theatre). The temple itself is rather small but finely decorated with some exquisite paintings.
Oubai-in was built in 1562 by Toyotomi Hideyoshi (who was military governor of Kyoto) for its master, Lord Oda Nobunaga. It was first built has a small hermitage. After the death of Oda, Toyotomi rebuilt the gate and the main ...
One of our host took us to his mother's home to show us a tradional tea service. They have a traditional Japanese home but newer style. She greeted us in a beautiful kimono served us green tea and after small chat telling her life life story she had us go to her tea room. There were tatami mats on floor and the service today was on flowers and water. She showed us the traditional way ...
... hear this as I remember whilst booking it said it was a 7 minute walk from the station. 25 minutes later I was lost, headed into a post office who redirected me back the way I came, again lost, until a friendly woman asked if I needed help. Obviously looking like a lost tourist! She was Japanese but studying in the States and was just in Kyoto for 10 days. She tried to make me feel better by telling me that the street names and addresses often caused her difficulty too.. ...
... Can you imagine how that would work anywhere else but here!? It really goes to show the privileges you can enjoy when everyone behaves themselves. I’m sure the privileges go deeper than just vending machines too!
However, while I’m on the subject of well behaved people, we have noticed a little of the underbelly of Japan while here in Kyoto.
We had arrived at the station and Vinh was on his smartphone figuring out what station ...