Hearton Hotel Minamisenba
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TravelPod Member ReviewsHearton Hotel Minamisenba Osaka
Excellent hotel, good value for money, very close to Shinsaibashi center.
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... was able to take a little stuck of cash out and head to the train.
I had to change the train 3 times, which I didn’t know, but luckily the train stuff came and told me. Even though they were talking in Japanese and with their hands, but eventually I understood.
At the hotel I realized that I’ve booked a traditional hotel and sleep like all the locals on the ground.
What an adventurous start in my Japan ...
... be different if the baths were mixed. However cameras all over the onsen helped to prevent the men trying to look over the wall. Imagine if you will walking naked and relaxing, only to realise that everything is recorded on camera. Someone is making a killing with an online video feed.... I was lucky enough to see the suburban side of the city and experience some of the life that normal people lead. It is like a quieter version of the big ...
... of the Arashiyama Bamboo Forrest ( Stunning!) and of temples and Zen gardens. Their gardens are so perfect and beautiful. No rock is out of place.
After Kyoto, we headed up to Mount Kōyasan. 4 trains, 2 buses and a cable car later, we were there. We heard about this mountain top that is the birthplace of Shingon Buddhism and you can stay at temples with monks. Our temple was 1200 years old and really gorgeous. All the young monks came running towards us as ...
... our “golden tickets”, the extremely handy JR Pass. With these beauties we could now get around the biggest cities like Tokyo and Osaka and, most importantly, most Shinkansen “bullet train” lines throughout the country – whenever and as frequently as we wanted for 21 consecutive nights. After bumbling about trying to figure out the turnstiles, we missed our first train but eventually got to the correct platform ...
... a bit disappointing. The pictures looked much better and you couldn't even walk amongst the bamboo (probably for health and safety reasons). The bamboo forrest I hiked through in Sapa (Vietnam) was much better. After the bamboo forrest, I visited a few more shrines, walked through a park and then made way back to Kyoto. That night I made a trip up to the Kyoto tower, which was a bit run down, but I managed to get an awesome picture of the moon, so it was well worth ...