Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa
Travel Blogs from Kyoto
Day 8 – 28 December
Today we decided to stay in Kyoto just
a little longer before heading off to Hiroshima, even though it was
raining and quite cold. Even after staying here for three days on our
last trip, there's still so much that we haven't seen in Kyoto. We
thought about going to our favourite temple on the …
Now, on our way to Kyoto! Lunch at a
cheap vending machine restaurant and then we walked around the
shopping lane ways till we lost our bearings. Bought our first
japanese snacks to chill out in our room and then out again for
dinner at a ramen restaurant across the road from our hotel where we
Nara was expected to be a gem. It was a disappointment. After an hour on the train, the arrival is at the station adjacent to old town. But the old town is pretty much non-existent. There is a covered arcade, which is pleasant enough, but hardly compares with the one at Kyoto. Beyond that there remain a few scattered old timber houses amongst the …
The temples and shrines of Kyoto are many and are widely scattered, making getting to see a good representative sample an arduous trek. The public transport system is rather good, with a comprehensive and frequent bus service any city would be proud to have. In addition, there is the underground and several suburban railway lines. Despite these …
The river at Arashiyama is a rather pleasant spot for a gentle walk, a picnic, or a boat ride. There are bicycles for rent for the more energetic, and rickshaws for the less. The rickshaws boys stand around waiting for customers, but are not the slightest bit pushy to get business, which makes the place so much more pleasant, and an example that …
How has this hotel rated in the past?
Clean and comfortable. Good restaurant for a reasonable buffet dinner. Very good breakfast. Helpful staff.
This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of TravelPod.com.