Smile Hotel Otsuseta
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Today we ventured to yet another temple, the Golden Pavillion. It was pretty impressive, and there was lots to see, so we spent quite a while walking around here and taking lots of photos of the temple, gardens and all the other buildings. It is just a shame we don't understand it all!
We left Kyoto and made our way on the Bullet Train to Osaka.
... right in front of us. I had sashimi Dave had beef and we shared a (non-fish of course) sushi. We also tried our first sake -it was a fabulous meal- loved it! Also, the bathroom was cool...the wall was glass and on the other side of the glass was a mini garden with small stones and plants! On our way home, our shrines exploration not quite complete, we stumbled across another one...Yasaka shrine so took a couple of pics there. Bus home and after a 15 hour day, we ...
... perhaps all and all I was just really lucky in where I was when it hit.
With typhoon business out of the way I took off for some sightseeing in Kyoto with really no idea where I was going. Luckily a roomate caught me at the elevator and mentioned something called the Budo Center to me which is apparently a fairly old training hall for Kendo, Sumo, Aikido, archery etc. This was definitely the sort of place I would want to see. A ...
... It was such a long way up to the main lookout area but worth it when we got there. The tori gates are so close together at times going up that they form a perfect tunnel for as you climb up countless stairs. We got some lunch from the local supermarket on our way back down. We then headed off in search of Sekiho-Ji, a little known about bamboo garden hidden away in the streets on Inari. We took a wrong turn but luckily bumped into a ...
... for a day at the beach and BBQ ...