Super Hotel Kyoto Shijokawaramachi
Travel Blogs from Kyoto
... impressive than the terracotta warriors in China, and certainly feels more authentic. No photography allowed in the building for religious reasons, but you can visit here the temple's own website which will give you an idea of the grandeur of this temple: www.sanjusangendo.jp. The golden highlight of the week.
Bye, bye Japan - see you next time!
Golden week photos: https://www.flickr.com/gp/76649204@N02/ ...
... of them started play fighting right in front of us. They even had a little playground (not sure if it was actually for the monkeys or visiting humans). A few of the monkeys were playing around a long slide. I was sure that they were just going to run up and down or climb around it, but they actually slid down! It was adorable.
We hiked back down and headed over to the bamboo forest. By now it had started to get dark, and the surrounding mountains ...
- slower start today
- coffee at station and watched the mornjng rush
- classic seeing elementary school kids rushing from train to subway at 7am in the morning
- two classic moments.One where a boy no more than seven calls the guard as he thought the subway platform entry gate had eaten his ticket; fellow patiently checks and then send the boy back to the train gate to check ...
... results of these un-natural sessions.
At the other end of the scale, Ninja were the spies of Japan's feudal ages, gathering information about the enemy and conducting various other acts of espionage. The Iga School of ninjutsu (art of stealth), based in Iga Ueno, used to be Japan's leading ninja school so one of our day trips was to this mysterious Ninja birthplace. It was some distance from Kyoto and we knew this was going to be a logistics ...
... br> one quarter of the population has no alcohol tolerance, but was a
dangerous policy where westerners were concerned.
“So you salarymen?” I ask, trying
to find out if this term (which means someone who works, drinks,
sleeps and works again to the exclusion of everything else) was
self-defining, or demeaning.
“Yes!” came the proud cry from both
of them, “we salarymen!”
So, definitely ...