Royal Oak Hotel

23-1 Kayanoura, Otsu, Shiga, Kinki, 520-2143, Japan | 5 star hotel
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Mt Hiei, Katsura Imperial Villa & Toji Temple

A travel blog entry by misocutlet


The main destination of the day was Katsura Imperial Villa, but we had plenty of time to visit somewhere else before the tour we had booked for 15:30. For that reason, we were scheduled to visit Mt Hiei, but on our way, we happened to see Omi Jingu Shrine. I had heard of it and known that the shrine is famous for their karuta (traditional Japanese …

Week 8

A travel blog entry by lukeschuler


... with the focus being on ...

Stone the crow

A travel blog entry by mattjessjapan


... we were flagging, and abandoned any plans we had and headed back to the hotel to rest. We got back into the hotel and luckily our room had been turned down by house keeping, so we were able to go into our room.Jess was feeling a little more rough so slept in the bed for a good hour or so before we had to head out again for the tattoo appointment. At about 2pm we left the hotel and headed up to the Gion area of Kyoto to get to Gakkin's shop. We ...

Kool Kyoto

A travel blog entry by thequickes


... in the sunshine and surrounded by a large lake, looked vey impressive. It was built as a retirement pad for a local chap in 1397 but then his son converted it into a Temple when he died. I hope that our boys don’t do that to our place when we move on, in the spiritual sense. Ryoanji Temple is noted for its garden which has 15 rocks adrift in a sea of sand. We’ve seen a few of these dry gardens with raked stones, so Geoff is threatening to invest in a new ...

Back to School

A travel blog entry by jiyuu


... is REALLY hard to hear through, and we were all sitting in the back so it sounded like he was mumbling anyway. After our lectures, we went shopping with some of the students to make okonomiyaki and takoyaki with them. They all turned out deliciously.

I don't really feel like dampering the mood of this blog with my experiences with culture shock, but suffice it to say that it's been incredibly annoying.


This 5 star hotel is located on 23-1 Kayanoura, Otsu.
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    TravelPod Member ReviewsRoyal Oak Hotel Otsu

    Reviewed by misocutlet

    Good Value

    Reviewed Jul 5, 2013
    by (8 reviews) Nagoya , Japan Flag of Japan

    This hotel is both great and reasonable. If you visit Otsu, this hotel is an excellent choice. Highly recommended.

    This review is the subjective opinion of a TravelPod member and not of

    TripAdvisor Reviews Royal Oak Hotel Otsu

    4.00 of 5 stars Excellent