Kimiidera Garden Hotel Hayashi
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... cascading up the mountains, with scattered villages and their persimmon trees making occasional appearances. At the end of the line, just as in Hakone, we made a change to a cable car, which carried us to a bus station, which finally took us to the grounds of the monastery.
Every so often, the snow would fall from where it had perched on the 200-600 year old Japanese cedar trees that were designated National Treasures, causing a shimmer as it came down.
... every minute
Within 20mins of arriving at the top we
were at our accommodation for the next two nights – The
Shojoshin-in Temple. In Kyosan there are some 57 temples where you
can actually stay with the monks with breakfast and an evening meal
When we arrived, we were greeted by a
very quiet, but well spoken monk dressed in what appeared to be white
work robes. ...
... us to the Naruto whirlpools where the meeting tides can't fit through the channel and create large (and not so large) whirlpools...famous in Japan of course.
... there weren’t many people (living that is) roaming the area.
We stopped at a small rest house to sample some free tea. No sugar though. Way worth the effort to heat the body up after a cool brisk walk. The path ends at a temple ground which we humbly paid our respects (in case you’re wondering… yes, more donations) before heading back.
... upon arriving in Kyoto, is that everyone that we met spoke at least some English... and they weren't shy to use it either. Compared to our days spent in Tokyo... where we were hard pressed to find anyone who could speak any functional English at all... navigating Kyoto was much easier because of this factor. We had a few locations we wanted to see over the next 2 days, including some shrines and palaces. We were told by the visitor's centre that taking the bus would be ...
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