Royal Oak Hotel
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- Free High-Speed Internet
- Swimming pool
- Room service
- Free High-Speed Internet
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TravelPod Member ReviewsRoyal Oak Hotel Otsu
This hotel is both great and reasonable. If you visit Otsu, this hotel is an excellent choice. Highly recommended.
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Today started with early ceremonies at the temple. First there was a prayer service at 7am, followed by a very interesting fire burning ceremony at a building up the street at 7:30am. Prior to the fire burning ceremony, we had written wishes for health and prosperity for our family and friends on wooden sticks, and gave them to the monk to burn at the ceremony. Hopefully our wishes will come true!
By the time we returned to our room ...
... the base of all soups and sauces in Japanese cooking, and the base of our miso soup today. You can buy powdered dashi broth, which I have in the past, but Taro showed us that it can be made in about 20 minutes, not 3-4 hours like French broths, so really, why not take the extra time and create a far superior end product? Once the broth is strained, miso paste is mixed in and you have a delicious miso soup. It's as simple as that.
... cake and a sip of tea, you didn't have time to even enjoy the Maiko's.After a short wait in the hall packed with souvenirs we have finally entered the theatre room and took our seat. We had a great spot, very close to the stage. Unfortunately we were unable to take pictures, but have managed to record some of the performance. It was a great spectacle with vivid kimono's and other costume's. The story went through different season's, sceonography changed but Maiko's did not ...
... of travel.
Once, on board, the ladies have done a superb job, the train is spotless. I am in a green carriage, which is the equivalent of first class. I have managed to get on the semi fast train, so it is going to take approx 228 mins as opposed to 128 mins to arrive in Kyoto. I'm not too worried. As the train pulls out of the station on time, a lady walks around handing us celephane wrapped wet towels to wash our hands and face with.
The train is very smooth, and ...
... and Salaryman Two had just returned from a reconnaissance mission to his cheap bar.
“Bar closed. Bust.”
“Cheap drinks too cheap,” I said.
At the second place it was explained we
could pay for drinks as we ordered, or pay 1,000 yen up front and drink as much
beer and sake as we wanted. This was lunacy – drink all you can for
a tenner. It was potentially economically viable for a ...