Smile Hotel Otsuseta

1-13-11 Ogaya, Otsu, Shiga, Kinki, 520-2144, Japan | Hotel
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This hotel is located on 1-13-11 Ogaya, Otsu.
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    Travel Blogs from Otsu

    Cultural Observations

    A travel blog entry by jaakko.saaristo on Jun 30, 2013

    ... tend to escape uncomfortable social and family situations to work, because they feel comfortable spending their time for a common and important cause. The difference is in that Finnish men perform their tasks in a self-initiated manner, whereas the hierarchical Japanese men make themselves useful for their boss. The nationalism in both countries is also related to cultural isolation, warding off other countries and cultures and treating them with a degree of suspicion.

    Kyoto a day of shopping and sightseeing

    A travel blog entry by reynolds925 on Apr 20, 2013

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    ... evening meal- either type of meal not appealing or long queues at the most desirable ones. Ended up downstairs near where we were last night. Had soba noodles & tempura and Sue had a noodle soup. OK but not special. The day was overcast, cold and windy, maybe 14C Highlights Range of foods in the markets; Lunch selection in Daimaru; Gift packaged fruit and meat prices in the department store; The lift attendants in the department stores; The restaurant ...

    Shogetsu in Kyoto

    A travel blog entry by gothgoes on Dec 31, 2012

    ... to crush against the fence while they pass.

    At the end of the walkway through the grove we stop at Choku-senin which is a large garden complex and traditional housing designed and built by a Japanese samurai movie star. Built over 30 years the garden ...

    Arrived in Kyoto

    A travel blog entry by al_deb_far_east on Aug 31, 2012

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    ... established their governments either in Kyoto (Muromachi shogunate) or in other cities such as Kamakura (Kamakura shogunate) and Edo (Tokugawa shogunate), Kyoto remained Japan's capital until the transfer of the imperial court to Tokyo in 1869 at the time of the Imperial Restoration. How’s that for a history lesson?

    The city had suffered its share of natural disasters, uprisings and wars, but the worst seems to have been the Ōnin War which ...

    Shiga prefecture part 2

    A travel blog entry by nacrobat on May 12, 2011

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    ... a nice hike though and then hit the hot springs.

    Now for pretty much everybody, visiting an onsen in Japan is a wonderful, relaxing experience. It can seem a bit daunting at first to get all the rules and customs down pat but it's just a matter of being prepared going in (bring a large towel to dry yourself after your shower and a small one that serves a few purposes including covering your privates, kind of, whilst in ...