Urban Hotel Kyoto
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- Minbar in room
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- Smoking rooms available
- Refrigerator in room
- Microwave in room
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... passed us at about 11am and still had about two hours of course to go. At that stage the rain had picked up again and I had finally climbed into the poncho.
Phil always packs ponchos everywhere we go and everyone laughs at him (including the Welsh's on numerous occasions) but arrived in Japan and was cross with himself as he had forgotten to pack them. Since then we have picked up two at a '100 yen' shop, aka, $1 shop. Today mine has been out and about as part of my ...
... to think taking a bike instead of the subway was a bad idea. I came to appreciate the bike for the remainder of my location, though. This was another temple raved about in the LonelyPlanet guide book for it's gardens. Unfortunately, it's a huge temple complex with very little traffic (although that could have been due to the rain). I only found 2 temples within the complex that were letting people in. I opted on going to "S" which was small and cute and known for ...
... for more trusted people. The way to tell the difference is that the floors are silent in the secured area. In the secured area the floors squeak on purpose. Pictures to come. Visited a reproduction of a Gigantic Buddhist temple that burnt down in the 50's. Even though it's a reproduction, still wonderful. Lastly visited the Imperial Palace, which is now just a vacation home for the imperial family. Very impressive. Also wiped out ...
In the morning we toke the train from Osaka to Kyoto, it takes with the Special Express Train ~ 40 min and it cost around 800 Yen. At the Kyoto Station the bus to our Hotel, this time a Guesthouse. It is located in the Gion area. That's the area, where the Geisha are living. The day was hot, nearly as everyday we had so far, but with the backpack it feels like 10' more. We hedding to the other side of the river and we should reach our destination, but there ...
... thousands of Torii Gates (shaped like Pi sympols) covering kilometers of paths. There were all sorts of sizes from ones that were just big enough to walk through to ones that were 20 feet tall. They were all made of wood with the tops painted orange and the bases black. Each one had a bunch of Japanese characters carved on it. At different points along the paths, there were areas off to the side where there ...