Kitaguni Grand Hotel
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... the oldest with its original construction in place. It is prominently situated on a hill;; inside, the rooms are spacious and the ceilings lofty with beautifully curvy wooden crossbeams that look as if they haven't aged even a decade. From the castle grounds, there are strategic angles from which an assailing force can be effectively countered. The views of the surrounding Lake Biwa are ...
I had a great tour guide. Her name was Esther, and she is a Kyoto-based architect and designer, who took me around and showed me some great things. Kyoto is extremely rich in heritage and culture. The emperor used to live here, but relocated to Tokyo ...
... The Chopstick Diet. Here’s a diet that really works.
Step 1: Order of bowl of steaming noodle soup.
Step 2: Break open a pair of chopsticks.
Step 3: Try as hard as you can to get food into mouth.
Step 4: Observe the other patrons being amused at your expense.
Step 5: Decide that you are not really that hungry anyway.
Result: The pounds melt away.
Tomorrow…on to ...
... to the room, and with all four of us inside, it was hard to turn around. The room has all of the essentials; bed, bathroom, desk, TV, closet, slippers, mini-fridge, and all fitting into an 8’ x 20’ space. Most hotels in Japan are ‘business class’, and this hotel is typical. Tomorrow Victor will officially leave his dorm, check in, and our adventure will begin in earnest.
... plans included a one night stop in Hikone along Lake Biwa however with the Typhoon changing the party, we decided to return home on Thursday to give us a day to prepare for the party. As Bokko determined our best route was through Shiga-ken, we decided at the last minute to detour and drop by Hikone to see the castle and have ...