Hotel New Hankyu Kyoto
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- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Smoking rooms available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... the street during our walk.
It is such a slow moving parade as they move the floats with man power.
As one of the final floats passed by us the guy that was walking right in front of the float slipped on the wet road and fell under the wheel. Fortunately he rolled, someone else grabbed him and dragged him to under the centre of the float while others yelled and threw wooden blocks in front of the wheels to stop the float. All this in a split second and he was okay..
In order to get a early start, we had ordered breakfast to be delivered to our room at 7:30am. Somehow we all were up and out of there way in time for it to be brought in. They cleaned away our futons and set our table up with trays of breakfast food. It was a diverse tray with more things that I could possibly eat. I tried everything, finding the things I enjoyed most and finishing those off. You can guess what the guys' trays looked like by the end. Again we finished ...
... We then moved on to Sanjusangendo (Rengeo-in) Temple. The temple features a large hall containing 1,001 figures of Kannon buddhas carved in the 12th and 13th centuries. This was a very impressive sight with each statue unique and standing on tiered platforms perfectly in rows. Again no photographs were allowed. This number of original buddhas on display is unique. Finally we dragged our weary feet to Gion the Geisha district. ...
... stop, the UNESCO world heritage site of Nijo Castle, is a short 10 minute walk from our home. The castle was originally built in 1603 as the official Kyoto residence of Icyasu, the first Tokugawa Shogun. It was finally completed in 1626 by the Third Tokugawa Shogun, Icmitsu. Amazingly, it has stood through all of these years, never being seriously damaged by fire or earthquakes, and is a magnificent structure. We weren’t allowed to ...
... whatever experiences or things they can with you. It's something I've been finding difficult to find back home and it's very refreshing to have finally found this.
If the rain stops before mid-day tomorrow I have a hiking trip planned with a whole new set of people I've never met before followed by an evening of drinks! Here's hoping for some more great memories to be made!
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