Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto
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- Shuttle bus service
- Minbar in room
- Swimming pool
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
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... a name tag which said: Mary-San.
She brought me in the kimono room and explained, half in Japanese and half with her hands, how it works. When I found the perfect kimono for myself I had help with picking a matching obi and then I went upstairs to get dressed.
Reading the book "The Geisha" made my mind race. I had expectations of how a geisha house looks like. The way they described how they stored their kimonos ...
... tea". I headed in, thinking I was onto a clear winner. Discovered that the menu was all in Japanese, but no matter there were pictures. So, I ordered the Japanese afternoon tea ... Tea came, great. Then, a plate of things in liquid. I figured it was probably a local specialty - puddings here tend to be quite different to back home. Err, no. It was a selection of pickled vegetables. So disappointing! Then, headed back to the park and through to Yasaka-jinja, ...
... resort town. All hotels here have, one or more, private or public hot springs (Onsen). We were staying in a traditional Japanese Ryokan. A Ryokan is all about tradition. When you arrive in a Ryokan you are greeted by a female okamisan. You take of your shoes and put on the slippers provided. When you get to your room you take of the slippers. In the first part of the room you leave your luggage. In the main room that is covered with Tamata mats there is a small low ...
... more leg room in front, not the case. We proceeded to Kuntanylaki pottery kiln a 150 year old tea pot making kiln. The 5th Generation grandson gave us a tour. Then he gave us a demonstration. I took video, very interesting method. I bought tea set and Sake set and shipped it home. Then after pottery kiln we went to former Samauri residence had to take shoes off, and no took some great photos, ...
... were sweating! We took a slow walk through the grounds around the castle, scared that chickcadas (sp) were going to get us (they are these horrible bug/moth thing that live in the trees and make deafening buzzing sound). Occasionally they get riled up when a crow tries to eat one lol.
Now Osaka castle is not original. It got burnt down in so many wars/battles, but the original stones remain...some of which are 120+tonnes heavy, and brought there ...