Hotel Southern Village

512 Hiratacho, Hikone, Shiga Prefecture, Kinki, 522-0041, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Hikone

Castles, shrines and lots of walking.

A travel blog entry by steveandtam


... out the sites. We went back to our washing (twice) only to find that they weren't yet dry!! We plugged another $4 in each machine and decided to go look at Nijo Castle. We walked for kilometers in the freezing cold - then it started snowing!! We finally got to the castle and were so excited, only to see a closed sign :(. Turns out today was the first day that it was shut for the next week. We were both incredibly dissappointed, and now the boy reckons that he isn't going ...

Letters Home - Japan - Day 2

A travel blog entry by crashvic37


... 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


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


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 ...

Autumn Leaves in Tofukuji, Jojakkoji, Eikan-do

A travel blog entry by misocutlet


I have travelled to Kyoto again, because some temples enjoy the peak time of autumn colour now. In the draft plan, I was scheduled to visit Jingoji Temple and the Kiyotaki River. Unfortunately, however, I didn't have enough time to visit the countryside attractions, but instead I paid a visit to Nijo Castle. Other than that, I was able to put my original plan into practice, visiting Tofukuji Temple, Arashiyama & Kameyama Park, ...


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