L'Hotel de Hiei

Ipponsugi Hiei, Kyoto, Kyoto, Kinki, 606-0000, Japan | 4 star hotel
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Travel Blogs from Kyoto

Kyoto - Just the odd temple

A travel blog entry by markallen


... and ascend the Kyoto Tower. A tower atop a hotel which offers amazing views of the entire city and the surrounding mountains. Somebody described Kyoto as being like a city shaped by tea-tray-like confines – this seemed an apt description – as you see the city coming to an end as the hills begin.

Our next few days in Kyoto gave us a chance to explore an unimaginably picturesque city and the temples, shrines, markets and gardens ...

Don't Look Him In The Eyes (Japan)

A travel blog entry by usatexan


... through the forest is paved, only wide enough for one vehicle. Eventually, I came to a lake. The bamboo path continued around it. And, there was a train station. It turned out to be the scenic train I could have ridden to this point. I consider taking the ride back into town on it, but there are things I want to see on my way back and I could not do that if I rode the train back. THE JAPANESE GARDEN I stumbled upon a Japanese garden and spent a while walking through it. ...

From temple to temple to guesthouse

A travel blog entry by skyisblu


... for our salad, then went to work mixing the contents of several different bowls and placing them on a big platter, all with his hands. We ended up with a mix of about 5 different salads with several extra bits and pieces here and there. It wasn't pretty, that's for sure, but it was damn tasty. There was a mix mushroom salad, one with octopus and avocado, some grated potato salad in mayonnaise, marinated bean sprouts - suffice it to say that we enjoyed ...

Trip up mountain to Temples

A travel blog entry by sylvie.abrams

... be so popular in US. The restaurant is called Wabiya Korekidou. You sit around cooking station and they prepare you food on hot plate. To make it cook faster they put cover it. It was entertaining to watch them cook as we chatted. Many different foods and so good. Another fun night. It will difficult to leave Kyoto again. Such a wonderful town and the people are so kind. Hope one day I can visit again. And we have made new friends here ...


A travel blog entry by markmegan


... that has a conveyor belt that circulates the food throughout. Patrons pick up a plate and they are charged by the number of plates they have at the end. It was delicious, but they make the sushi with the wasabi already on, so at times I almost cried.

This evening I plan on staying in and getting a good nights sleep. With any luck tomorrow we'll start the day off early and get to see a bunch of sites before we have to leave in the late afternoon.


This 4 star hotel, located in the Gion Higashiyama/Kita Shirakawa/Kurama/Yase/Ohara area of Kyoto, is near Shugakuin Imperial Villa, Imperial Park, Lake Biwa Museum, and Shisen-do Temple.
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    TripAdvisor Reviews L'Hotel de Hiei Kyoto

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