Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto
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- Room service
- Refrigerator in room
- Smoking rooms available
- Breakfast Available
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We jump on another bus and take the short ride to Ryoan-ji a temple dating back to 1450. The temple's claim to fame and our reason for a visit is it's dry garden. Many consider it to be the ultimate expression of Zen Buddhism. Rather than explain what it looks like take a look and tell us what it symbolizes to you?
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... owner lead us directly to the restaurant where we discovered it was closed. Really losing stamina at this point we ducked into a coffee shop and were rewarded with one of the best hot chocolates and lattes of our entire trip. We also split a homemade cream puff to ease our declining blood sugars. Once our fingers and tempers thawed we made a plan. We decided to attempt a couple more temples and then return to our hotel's district for supper. ...
... rub the belly of one in particular, so we set out to find it.
Would that this had been an easy task! The reason it wasn’t had more to do with our addled brains and our lack of an internal compass than anything else. We must have walked around the area several times, finding plenty of other ones and rubbing their bellies or heads, but never quite finding the one we were looking for. When we did finally come across it, we felt very happy and merged into the ...
... lucky- see an actually Geisha. We walked up the main street, the lights were amazing as it was dark now. Red lanterns hung from restaurants, while white ones hung from the street posts. The lights were soft but gave enough light to enjoy the busy street. We found a quite side streetand decided to take a walk through the small buildings, it just looked like a cut out of a play. The street was very narrow, but cars and taxis managed to get by all the pedestrians ...
... we had a fabulous time which involved lots of sightseeing, eating, drinking, shopping and laughing! As my dad put it, it was a week full of laughter and love!! We visited a number of the key attractions in Kyoto including Nijo Castle. The castle was built in 1603 and was the main residence of Tokugawa Leyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Period. I had visited the castle with Kevin and Helen the ...