Hotel Southern Village

Address: 512 Hiratacho, Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Kinki, 522-0041, Japan | Hotel
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This hotel is located on 512 Hiratacho, Hikone.
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      Cooking Day!

      A travel blog entry by skyisblu on Sep 09, 2013

      2 comments, 23 photos

      ... where we are greeted at the stop by our teacher, Taro-san. We also meet Jacques, a fellow traveler taking the class with us, who coincidentally also hails from Montreal. I tell you, you can travel halfway around the world and find home in the most unexpected locations!

      Taro leads us to his home, not far from the bus stop, where we meet up with 2 more travelers, Ting and Kaylyn from New Zealand. Taro also introduces us to his ...

      Castles, shrines and lots of walking.

      A travel blog entry by steveandtam on Dec 26, 2012


      We both realized today that we hadn't washed our clothes since Tokyo (peeeeeww) so went in search of a laundromat that was only a few minutes walk from our hotel. We popped our clothes on to wash then headed back to the dessert restaurant from last night for some pancakes for brekky. We got pancakes with maple syrup, mini sausages and pastrami and scrambled egg - they were delicious. We then went back to pop our washing in the dryer and wandered around near our hotel ...

      Letters Home - Japan - Day 2

      A travel blog entry by crashvic37 on Apr 22, 2012


      ... selected, a little toy train would chug down the track and stop at your table and beep until the food was removed. The used plates were slid into a slot in the wall. As a plate was slid down and in, the system would keep track of the number of plates. After 5 plates, the monitor would play a game like a race or some competition. If the good guy won, the table would get an extra treat or discount. At the end of the meal, another ...

      Stars in my eyes

      A travel blog entry by izbit on Aug 06, 2011

      8 photos

      First stop today was... yet another shrine, this one the Kiyomizu shrine. It's sort of to the side of the city, so we got to figure out how to ride the buses to get there. We wound up on a bus that was specifically aimed at tourists, with a little electronic map at the front to show where you were. Very convenient. On the tour on Wednesday, Johnny had said that this was the number one visited shrine in Japan. I do think it was the most ...

      Old and new Japan

      A travel blog entry by izbit on Aug 05, 2011

      6 photos

      We're reaching the stage in the journey where we are all starting to get a little burned out on temples and palaces. Even so, Nijo castle was very impressive. We had tried to visit on Tuesday, only to discover that it was closed that day, so it was first on our agenda for today.

      Inside, the highlights were the paintings in gold leaf (clearly one of the inspirations for ...