Kitabiwako Hotel Grazie

4-17 Minato-cho, Nagahama, Shiga Prefecture, Kinki, 526-0067, Japan | Hotel
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Travel Blogs from Nagahama

Gifu!

A travel blog entry by wwoofers on Jul 07, 2014

1 comment, 41 photos

We still had some time to kill before our next wwoof host so we decided to lounge around in Gifu city for a few days. Although not regarded as a historic landmark like Kyoto or even Takayama, Gifu had all the requirements for a good sightseeing spot...food, castles and new experiences.

Our main reason for heading to Gifu was to see the Giant Buddha, one of the three largest in Japan. This Buddha was constructed over the span of 40 years ...

The Cat's Castle

A travel blog entry by vandna on Dec 31, 2013

Many of the Japanese cities we visited had mascots, but this city's mascot was the best of all - a white cat wearing a Samurai helmet and red cape. No sword in sight though, so I am guess that this is a pacifist Samurai cat. (check out video).

Anyway, John and I visited the cat to see a really beautiful structure (Hikone Castle is rated among the top three in Japan, along with ...

A day of work in Kyoto

A travel blog entry by joshhodapp on Oct 11, 2013

24 photos

... ago. The region is known for their fine cuisine and craftsman for many artisanal products. Esther was a fine host, and showed me many things during this very quick visit. I was fortunate to have met her and have her share so many things with me ...

Foxes, Snakes and Racoons

A travel blog entry by rt9812 on Jan 01, 2013

4 photos

... ride to Ogaki. It was nice to explore the area, I felt like I was in proper Japan, I even saw a racoon ha. We saw Ogaki Castle, which was beautiful and headed to the shopping mall, apparently a popular Japanese past time, especially in the summer, when the humidity and heat is unbearable. We bought some ingredients fora katsu-curry, had a coffee and got the train home with our bikes. The curry was incredible ha. I've enjoyed the more rural side to Japan today. ...

Azuchi Castle Ruins

A travel blog entry by misocutlet on Jan 01, 2013

10 photos

It was freezing in Japan, when I came back from Australia. So I was thinking about staying home during New Year Holidays, but I couldn't. I am a dedicated traveller and it is hard for me to stay home for more than one week. On the day, I had no destination and I got on a train. In other words, I was thinking about my destination on the train! Because the train was bound for Gifu, it was an idea to visit Gifu Castle. However, I had been to the castle a ...

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