Smile Hotel Otsuseta
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- Continental Breakfast
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... Biwa (Japanese: 琵琶湖 ) is the largest freshwater lake in Japan, located in Shiga Prefecture (west-central Honshu), northeast of the former capital city of Kyoto. Because of its proximity to the ancient capital, references to Lake Biwa appear frequently in Japanese literature, particularly in poetry and in historical accounts of battles.
Our very inexpensive (cheapest of the trip) hotel was supposedly within 1 block of a train station ...
... be standing at ground zero and seeing the remains of the dome building. We went into the museum which was very well done concentrating on the facts which are horrendous to think of and to imagine people's suffering and the sadness and uselessness of it all. There was a scaled model of Hiroshima after the bomb with a red ball hovering over the top indicating where the explosion occurred - which was metres above ground level. We wondered back ...
... so good. Japanese food is simple, their tastes are subtle and clean, and it is their presentation of it which is just so aesthetically pleasing. You eat with your eyes first which I appreciate. We go out for sushi and feast on the exquisite pieces of fresh raw fish and seafood. We sit at the bar as the sushi chef entertains us and his other patrons with a show as he serves up your orders. His knife skills are evident in how the pieces of nigiri are served and how they taste. ...
... is called vermillion. There were also alot of statues of a fox. The fox represents the messenger of Inari, the God of Cereal, and the God is not the God of Weetbix or Cornflakes - not that kind of cereal... They also say that if you're not careful the fox's spirit can go teeny tiny and go under your fingernails and take over your body..
We started walking and walking through the torii gates, and met two Amercian girls who were going 'pant, pant, pant'. ...
A day trip to downtown Osaka on our last day in Japan included a visit to the Osaka Aquarium and a ride on a 112.5 metre-high ferris wheel with expansive views of the city and an audio guide pointing out city landmarks. The aquarium was crowded like I have never experienced before at any other tourist attraction; I gained a new appreciation for the reality of living in a country with a population density of 350 people per ...