Smile Hotel Otsuseta

1-13-11 Ogaya, Otsu, Shiga, Kinki, 520-2144, Japan | Hotel
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Geisha, Manga and More Wrong Turns

A travel blog entry by neil_mel


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 …

Black belt

A travel blog entry by lukeschuler


... I have attached a couple of photos but annoyingly my Camera died not long after arriving! ...


A travel blog entry by aushiro


... their new addition to their family. It was awesome to hear how they were doing and talk about our trip as well. Sipping sake, reminiscing about South America and talking about our experience in Japan, it was a nice relaxing night amongst friends.

Our next few days were spent seeing the city by the day and meeting up with Kristen's family for dinner. One of the best highlights of the trip to Kyoto was a trip to ...

Kyoto, Japan: Shrines and Spaceship

A travel blog entry by thirsty-boots


In the morning, we drove to Kyoto in a sleek Mercedes wagon. Kyoto is the only major city that the allies did not bomb during World War II due to its historically regal and shogunate significance. The Kyoto region is famous for its shrines that many U.S. Presidents have visited including the Rokuon-ji Temple / the Golden Pavilion and the cluster of castles that are recognized as the World Heritage Sites. Wars were fought ...

... 52 Weeks

A travel blog entry by staudhammer


... talking about my demeanor; I’m talking about my surroundings. I was in a comfortable hostel with a great new friend from Germany but inside I was lost. Then I read this little sentence that simply turned my lens and everything was brought back into focus. Sometimes it’s easy to lose my bearings and it’s hard to push forward when the trail seems to wash out from beneath my feet but keeping my eyes open to the good that surrounds me helps make sense of the ...

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