Kyoto Gion Hotel

555 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Kinki, 605-0074, Japan | 3 star hotel
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Exploring Kyoto

A travel blog entry by kcfraser


After what seemed like a very short sleep (due to our late night laundry last night) we awoke and had breakfast in the hotel. Kent enjoyed having some western food (bacon!) available again.

Once breakfast was done, we met up with the group and headed out to explore Kyoto. Our first stop was Teramachi Shopping Arcade (an outdoor shopping …

Shirakawago, Kanazawa & Kyoto

A travel blog entry by kcfraser


We awoke this morning for our last traditional Japanese breakfast at the minshuku. Afterwards we relaxed for a little bit and then headed out to wander the main street of Shirakawago on our way back to the bus station for our bus to Kanazawa. We browsed through many of the small shops, picking up a few souvenirs along the way.

Once we got …

Temple hopping in the old capital

A travel blog entry by sileas


... decorated, also sleeping on the floor wasn't bad at all. The city itself seems average, but the old quarter of Gion (famous for it's Geishas but you have to be lucky to spot one!) - although touristy - is still charming, and the temples are really impressive and beautiful. Each of them were masterpieces of architecture, detail and ...

Japan Part 2 - Kyoto & Osaka

A travel blog entry by chrisandteri


... we spent our days in Kyoto visiting famous temples and historical sites. Some of the Shinto and Buddhist temples and shrines were built in the 13 and 14th centuries. The contrast between current-day, modern Japan with its emphasis on technology, and the strong, rich history that lives on in Kyoto today, was fascinating to experience. They say there are over 1000 temples in Kyoto, most of which are hundreds of years old. They are protected ...

Food Glorious Food

A travel blog entry by spiderwebbs


... in, these include shops selling books, stationery, calligraphy brushes, fans and hats. We walk for about 700m and then turn into another street.

Now we can see where Japanese restaurateurs go to buy all the fancy little bits and pieces that we have been eating for the past week. There is stall after stall selling pickled vegies, smoked fish, fish on the sticks, roe, sushi, sashimi, octopus with a quail’s egg in its head, etc. Each store had its own speciality. Some of the ...

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This 3 star hotel, located in the Gion Higashiyama/Kita Shirakawa/Kurama/Yase/Ohara area of Kyoto, is near Gion, Philosopher's Walk, Maruyama Park, and Takashimaya.
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