Smile Hotel Otsuseta
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Kyoto- Geisha, Manga and more wrong turns
After our wonderful Ryokan experience we moved on to the town that had been the Imperial Capital of Japan for 1000 years, Kyoto.
Along with the compulsory temples we also took advantage of our time here to tick off some typical Japanese experiences. We spent one afternoon here …
... me to the proper bus stop. When has that EVER happened to me anywhere????
Observation 4: EFFICIENCY
Yesterday my friend Emiko was trying to figure out if we needed a day pass for Kyoto transit. Instead of walking up to what the rest of the world calls an information kiosk with a live human being, she walks up to a computer kiosk and starts live video chatting with a transit serviceman who ...
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... it in the shade under a lovy tree and yes I am becoming very familiar with many trees in Japan. After lunch it was time for the palace tour I would like to say that it didn't feel like being on a conveyor belt but it did. The guide was very informative and I now know that the white paint is made from oyster shell to protect from termites and that emperors throughout time gave vacillated from Shinto to Buddisht depending on the particular Emporer- ...
We woke up in Osaka a little dazed and hungry. Cath had brought a packet of weet-bix with her so Ben went off to find some milk. Fortunately the 7-11 next door had quite the range and he came back with some funny smelling milk and bananas.
After a nutritious breakfast we set off for Kyoto by train. The journey (just over 1hr) was smooth and we had lunch at the Kyoto train station, a very modern, glass structure in a very old world city. We were a bit reluctant to step ...
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