Smile Hotel Otsuseta
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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 ...
... we have been to involve hiking up multiple sets of stairs. It even has a sun shade to keep her head covered from the sun and rain and a little pillow where she can rest her chin in case she falls asleep (which she does often on our treks).
High up on our list of the things we enjoyed most was the day trip to Nara to see the giant Buddha housed in the magnificent Todaiji temple. The temple is the largest single wooden structure in the world and contains the ...
... destroyed by the Eloise and Genevieve earth moving contractors. Today we headed to Nara. Apparently it is rich in history and culture but really all of that means nothing when you have two young children and there are 'wild' deer that you can feed. They were extremely accommodating...children and deer...and a good time was had by all. One particularly amorous/evil one will forever leave its mark (literally and figuratively) for its newly developed taste for fat white ...
... Kawaramachi shopping district, and began looking for a place to eat. Along the way Veronica, Angela and Charlotte dropped into a Daiso store, which is the largest chain of 100 yen stores in Japan. I stayed out the front sitting on a pedestrian handrail, with Isabelle collapsed at my feet with exhaustion, which got some curious looks from passers by.
Since we'd walked enough already, we decided to complete the massive day's hike ...
Unsurprisingly it was a slow start on New Years Day. Quote of the day was "Well I guess you're just a better alcoholic than I am" as I bounced back fine and Chops was very ill indeed. Cheeky bugger! We decide to forgo our morning plans and instead take a quiet day to rest up, watch some TV and have a little cheese toast.
There's no way I'm missing the next planned event ...