Hotel Sun Root Hikone
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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Refrigerator in room
- Laundry facilities (self serve)
- Banquet room
- Breakfast Available
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Travel Blogs from Hikone
... we were waiting for the train to arrive, the 3 of us made our speech again in Japanese. It was an emotional time to say good-bye to everyone who had done so much for us during the past week. Kiyoko had written a letter in Japanese and then translated it on the other side in English; expressing the feelings that she had not been able to communicate to us. It was so touching. Heichi, who could not make it to the station personally had recorded a ...
... a cousin of the Ohashis. (Her mother and Miyo are sisters). Hiroko's mother is 98 years old, Miyo is 92. They are both still alive, being cared for in care homes. Hiroko's husband Tadashi (age 80) who is a well-known artist was also there. Hiroko speaks very good English as she majored in English when she went to university. Her presence was most appreciated today since our conversation was so much deeper than we have been able to have ...
... head home after dinner but Shigeyaka suggested that we all go to his daughter Kaori's house for coffee. So we all went there and had a nice visit with Kaori and her 2 daughters, Ayana and Rina. Atsushi was still at work and not due home until about 10 pm at night. While at Kaori's, Shigeyaka, Heichi, and Mineko all gave John a great massage to alleviate some of the pain in his back. Kaori also provided a medicated bandage to apply to his back. Hopefully the pain won't get ...
... all that they are planning for our time here. After dinner Shigeyaka took us for a walking tour of Shimosakanaka. It is such a beautiful area and the evening was so beautiful for a walk. Everywhere we could hear a very loud chorus of frogs coming from the flooded rice paddies. It seemed that every few blocks we would come across another old shrine and the architecture of the homes and shrines is very classic. We saw so many beautiful ornamental gardens and vegetable gardens, ...
... was now time to go to the station. We said goodbye to Aliko and caught the thunderbird express to Kyoto, this took 2 1/2 hrs. We arrived at 4.40. Our hotel is across the road from the station. We decided to do some washing & meet up at 6.00, we then went to the shopping mall next door & looked around & had tea. Back in hotel & just found English speaking TV ...