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This hotel is both great and reasonable. If you visit Otsu, this hotel is an excellent choice. Highly recommended.
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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 …
... but I enjoyed looking at the palaces and the Japanese gardens. There was a moat and very high walls and Coe swimming in the moat. At the kiosk we sampled some funny little corn starch balls on sticks covered in gloopy sweet soy sauce and sprinkled with some sweet powder. They were ok but a bit tasteless really. We saw them again later in a grocery store so they must be a tradional Japanese food item. By this stage we thought it was time to ...
... up to some of the shrines tucked away in the mountainside. We wished we had done a bit more research as we discovered a boat ride up the river which looked very picturesque and would've been a nice way to see more of Arashiyama itself.
Sofia has been travelling relatively well with us this whole time in pretty hot and sultry weather strapped into our second hand kid carrier, the Dueter Kid Comfort II. It has been the perfect mode of transport for her as all ...
Kyoto is so different than Tokyo It's old, where Tokyo is new It's full of awe-inspiring old temples, where Tokyo is all about shiny new malls It's characterized by its traditional neighborhoods, while Tokyo is all about its fashionable districts But in the end, I enjoyed them both equally, if not for the same reasons Some of my favorite Kyoto must-sees: - Kiyomizudera ...
- off to Nijo Castle early
- "Nijo Castle (二条城, Nijōjō) was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of theEdo Period (1603-1867). After the Tokugawa Shogunate fell in 1867, Nijo Castle was used as an imperial palace for a while before being donated to the city and opened up to the public as ...