Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto
Travel Blogs from Kyoto
... lapping the sides of the road. Maybe the tour company are not so whimpy.
We walk back along the muddy street to the temple entrance. Now temples all start to look the same after a while, but the grounds surrounding them are really beautiful. We wander through the grounds of the temple to the bamboo grove just outside the north gate. The bamboo grove is massive, 30-40 thousand square metres and that is just what we can see. From here we visit the home of ...
... not customary for Japanese people to talk about their occupations because it is part of their "private lives". This reserved behavior is reminiscent of the French belief that talking about money is not something one does in good taste.
We played some queer trivia, and I won a button for naming San Francisco as the site of the first Pride Parade. What Yossy does is really cool! She uses her space to educate others about queer issues. She also hosts cooking classes, ...
... with baskets front and back. All ages ride, must keep the elderly fit. many of the houses near us don't have car parks as the streets/ paths are very narrow. Often see young women with a baby straped in a seat on the handle bars and a toddler in a seat on the back. On our way to shopping centre we helped a young lady who dropped her bike with 2 little ones on board, no one was hurt. The shopping centre was the sort ...
... the next day took the bullet train to Kyoto which is one of the the ancient capitals of Japan, and home of the Geisha's and Samurai's (it's not unusual to see Geisha and Maiko walking around the streets), as well as hundreds upon thousands of temples and shrines and palaces and castles all sprawled around a big modern city. Trust me, you could spend 3 or 4 days just walking around Kyoto itself there are that many to ...
Greetings reader! We are here in Japan to learn Shaolin shadow boxing. And we need to up our sword-style a bit in order to become real badass ninjas. That is in the end the goal of our 8-month journey. After arriving in Tokyo, it turns out that Shaolin lies in Henan, China. So much for the ninja career, back to gardening.
Arriving in Japan was quite a delight after months of Southeast Asia. How we love the developed ...
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