Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto
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- Conference facilities
- High-speed internet in room
- Room service
- Refrigerator in room
- Smoking rooms available
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... where we were guaranteed to get an authentic experience much different from our previous nights at the Westin. After getting checked in a sweet little old lady in a kimono showed us back to our room and we were very happy when she told us to please take off our shoes at the door and then took us in and asked us to sit down on the tatami mat floor while she told us about the room. The first order of business was of course a glass of green tea that she prepared for us ...
Today we were on a full day tour of Kyoto with Sunrise tours. I can't lie, I dislike these tours as you feel like a herd of sheep being shepherded around. It does allow you to see all the main sites in a limited amount of time with information from the guide.
Our first destinatoin was Nijo Castle. This is where the Shogun would stay when in Kyoto. As with all the Japanese buildings the interior was ...
🍒It isconsidered rude to tip. Even at fancy restaurants. 🍒You can't bow too much. 🍒One does not eat or drink on the run. This proves harder than first expected. 🍒It is considered rude to cross your ankles or legs. For example, on the subway you ...
... and the bedroom on the second floor. It seems we are camping. In total, the house has 38 m2, but if you live in Japanese style, you do not need much more. We learn that most Japanese houses are western style. Have I spoken about the toilets? Japan’s toilets are also a cultural experience and most have built-in heater, bidet functions and even music, so you can make it sound when you need some noise, if you know what ...
... the visit I had. Believe it or not, I've already been here over two months, working on my third. High on my bucket list is Sumo wrestling. I hope to bring you my take on this highly sophisticated cultural activity in the near future. In any case, I hope your spring, summer and fall blossom into a fruitful year. Until next time,