Hotel Oaks Kyoto Shijo

59-61 Kasabokocho, Shimogyou-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Kinki, 600-8494, Japan | 3 star hotel
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One gate after another

A travel blog entry by jochembakker


Day 2 in Kyoto, and I am planning to go to a place I had been wanting to see as soon as I decided to go to Japan: the Torii gates at Himeji shrine. This is an important shrine in Kyoto, but most well-known for it's path that is covered by hundreds of vermillion colored Torii gates. I had seen images of them, but to experience them in real life is …

Kyoto: the tourist city

A travel blog entry by jochembakker


So times flies when you're having fun, it's already the afternoon of the 16th so time for another blog entry. Yesterday was the first day in Kyoto. As this is a very old city with tons of history (that was mostly saved from the ravages of war) it's just so hard to choose what to visit! First stop I figured I would go to is Hanjin shrine. This is a …

Day 2

A travel blog entry by indie.dwyer

... or shrine which exemplifies the tradition and culture of Japan. Each shrine and temple is different to the last and so it's never boring to stop and spend some time looking around.
When we eventually reached Kiyomizu-dera, after having lunch in the arcade of shops leading up to the temple (shops in the area would sell products from wooden fans to tea sets) we spent a lot of time looking around. There are a lot of interesting aspects to Kiyomizu-dera including the loves ...

The Thousands of Gates (Japan)

A travel blog entry by usatexan


... I finished this one. The hike to the summit was really interesting and I think people that do not go all the way miss out on a lot.

Back in Kyoto, I pass a service station. Two attendants rush up to a vehicle that pulls in and start to wash windshields and even side mirrors. They open the car door if the person wants to get out and go inside the station. As the car or truck drives away, they both bow.

It was a great day in Japan.


Before Jeff Joined Us in Japan!

A travel blog entry by allilaoshi


... The system they used was kind of weird because you just get a ticket and then pay at the end according the number on your ticket. We did a lot of apologizing while figuring it out! Before heading over to the temple we got hungry and Todd continued his romance with Japanese curry.

The Silver Pavilion is known not only as being a spectacular copy of the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), but also for it's giant sand garden. Seeing ...

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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 Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art.
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