Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto
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- Room service
- Smoking rooms available
- Conference facilities
- High-speed internet in room
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Travel Blogs from Kyoto
... hotel and napped (seriously Mom/Julie the cruise director we are so tired!) Mel had scouted out a local restaurant for Soba noodles, which followed our itinerary for the evening - a walking tour of the Gion district. Gion is one of the most exclusive and well known geisha districts in all of Japan.
Starting promptly at 6PM in the pouring rain we took to the streets of old Kyoto and quickly knew our goal for the evening was to spot one of the 200 Geishas who work in Kyoto. ...
... rgb(34, 34, 34); font-family: arial, sans-serif; font-size: 12.8000001907349px; line-height: normal;">A half hour later we reached the Kyoto Station, hoisted our packs upon our backs and headed off to find the hotel we had booked a few months ago on agoda.com. The station was crowded, clean and orderly. An escalator took us to an underground shopping mall and the pedestrian underpass below a 4 lane street. Who knew that vehicles drive on the left ...
... and there but we had to ask a few times. We walked up to where we thought the entrance was a two men stopped us. They told us to go get a permit and pointed us town into the residential bit. We walked down but couldn't see anything. We walked back to the men who tried to explain even though their English was limited that we needed a permit and needed to go back to the imperial household agency back at the palace in town. We ...
Another early morning, but this time I was ready for it. I woke up before my alarm went and got ready to face the day. Toei Kyoto Studio Park was on the agenda for the day, which sounded like loads of fun, so I got out of bed with a chipper attitude and headed down for a quick wash.
Akemi again made me a lovely breakfast, which I scarfed down eagerly, and some green tea with ice cubes to enable my drinking of it sooner. Very thoughtful and accommodating, Akemi, thank you!
... train station was a major bus interchange station. Our hotel was a ryokan again but this time the shower was right in the rooms. I don't mind sleeping on the mats on the floor but I am looking forward to having a bed within the next couple of days. Kyoto has a population around 1.4 million. Originally Samurai families moved to Kyoto and used their political power for their own interests. In 1185, Minamoto no Yoritomo established ...