L'Hotel de Hiei

Address: Ipponsugi Hiei, Kyoto, Kyoto, Kinki, 606-0000, Japan | 4 star hotel
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This 4 star hotel, located in the Gion Higashiyama/Kita Shirakawa/Kurama/Yase/Ohara area of Kyoto, is near Shugakuin Imperial Villa, Shisen-do Temple, Lake Biwa Museum, and Imperial Park.
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    Travel Blogs from Kyoto

    Moving to Kyoto

    A travel blog entry by wanderinghands on Jul 14, 2015

    8 photos

    ... less central effects of heavy thunderstorms and very strong winds. This was said to us in the gentlest tone, with a smile so it didn't sound so serious. If the direction changes we may become the centre of attention instead of just unwilling participants. Watch this space!
    I can see my parents checking out the weather reports on TV now. They have enjoyed analysing a weather map for as long as I can remember. That ...

    One more form of transportation - Biking

    A travel blog entry by bwendorff on May 15, 2015

    30 photos

    ... in Temple so I made us stop there and was a bit disappointed. It was much smaller than the rest and while peaceful because less of a crowd here the general look and feel of the temple was pretty generic. The only plus to the visit is that we saw a bride and groom taking their wedding pictures all decked out in their finest kimonos. Next door was a much more impressive temple named Chion-in. Fred took us up the very intimidating large staircase entrance versus ...

    Day 5 Photos from Kyoto

    A travel blog entry by daveheidibaker on Apr 02, 2015

    1 comment, 18 photos

    ... board the bullet train we were treated to what local call the '7 minute shinkansen theatre'. A team of elite cleaners in pink board the train and have just 7 minutes to clean it from top to bottom following a precise routine and turning every seat 180 degrees to face the new direction of travel. Safely aboard and with the stress of of rush hour over the train was a welcome break with legroom and seats that put the flight to shame. The ...

    Kyoto, not as first world as we'd hoped..

    A travel blog entry by reids on Nov 20, 2014

    52 photos

    ... special helicopters to the palace in Tokyo for the ceremony.

    Much of the palace can be taken apart and has been in order to supply other shrines with material. It therefore stands relatively empty and in stark contrast to the palaces in the UK which even though not lived in, remain splendid in all their finery.

    Our next stop was the Buddhist temple, the Golden Pavilion. The entire shrine is coated in gold and blinds ...

    Making Sushi!

    A travel blog entry by brettandjulie on Sep 15, 2014

    2 comments, 19 photos

    ... and the crickets in the background. Three minutes felt like an eternity to me. During training, monks have to meditate for 10 hours. Eyes open help them to not fall asleep.

    Just a couple of hours later we head back on the boat and the river looks so different. It’s a national holiday so the river is filled with families and couples in small rowboats enjoying the beautiful sunny day. They even have boats filled with food that ...