Minakuchi Century Hotel

170-1 Minakuchichonasaka, Koka, Shiga Prefecture, Kinki, 528-0035, Japan | Hotel
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This hotel is located on 170-1 Minakuchichonasaka, Koka.
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    Kyoto Megapost

    A travel blog entry by 1q84 on Sep 13, 2014

    116 photos

    ... deities, and the pair of Raijin/Fujin immortals. Unbeatable!

    I also had a chance to watch a Kabuki play at a 400+ year old theater.

    When watching Kabuki, you feel as though you're observing an Ukiyo-e wall scroll come to life - complete with beautiful percussive emphasis, exotic chants and shouts, and the twang of shamisen melody threading it's way through the audience.

    At times I felt as though I were watching an optical illusion - the garish costumes and ...

    Releasing Expectation

    A travel blog entry by kim.orlesky on Apr 24, 2014

    54 photos

    ... successfully, and hopefully our wishes for love will come to us in the future. Kyoto is a large city with so much history and preserved sites. It is not uncommon to walk down a major street and then see a preserved temple among stores and restaurants. The people here take pride in their traditions and history. There is simply not enough time to see it all, but I am very happy with what I've seen so far and look forward to whatever I am able to see the following ...

    From the coin laundry to the path of philosophy

    A travel blog entry by spiderwebbs on Sep 16, 2013

    17 photos

    ... where Typhoon Man-Yi has played havoc and flooded the area. This happens at least a couple of times. The philosopher’s walk is named for Nishida Kitaro, a famous Japanese philosopher, who apparently walked along this path contemplating life.

    At the end of the Philosopher’s walk we catch a taxi to Gion. This area is famous for its nightlife and in particular geishas. Not that there are too many geishas these days, however you do see the odd girl ...

    Arrival in Kyoto, evening in Gion

    A travel blog entry by skyisblu on Sep 07, 2013

    2 comments, 22 photos

    ... Geisha-spotting. There are some really beautiful areas in Gion, hidden deep in the quieter neighborhoods, away from the tall ugly buildings. The establishments - restaurants, shops - are old-fashioned-looking, wooden, and lit up with paper lanterns. The lane-ways are lined with willow trees and flowering shrubs. You can catch a glimpse of young girls dressed in beautiful kimonos walking around. ...

    Nearly Over and (Zenned) Out

    A travel blog entry by kelcarmichael on Jun 14, 2013

    117 photos

    ... exactly how I pictured it from the book! There are some parts that retain a lovely oldy-worldy feel though.

    I wasted no time on my first day in dumping my bags at my hostel and setting out to explore Gion. I almost immediately came across the main geisha-spotting road. Disappointingly, the streets aren't teeming with genuine geisha (although they are teeming with tourists dressed up as them) but I did see a few genuine ones on this street during my ...