Urban Hotel Kyoto
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- Minbar in room
- Refrigerator in room
- Smoking rooms available
- Wireless internet connection in room (free)
- High-speed internet in room (free)
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... traditions and culture. Many girls were proudly wearing their beautiful kimonos as they visited historical sites and gardens- such a lovely site for a very modern country. We also enjoyed catching up with Miyuki, a friend of Coxy and Moeko's, for a tempura dinner in the city and visiting the Art Aquarium Exhibition at Kyoto Castle. A somewhat eccentric but amazingly beautiful exhibition featuring over 5000 fish illuminated in fish ...
... around one of the wires on the fences, and can offer more money for a new and hopefully better one.
We ambled through the red torii, but after a while decided that we wanted to see more of the area. Seeing as that this route would take us roughly another hour or so through a fairly winding and mountainous trail, and we still had a lot of day ahead of us, we decided to take a shortcut back to the station and carry on to the next place of worship.
... Colori is Kyoto's only queer café and is owned by Kaori "Yossy" Yoshida, who I was introduced to by my good friend Nichole from Wellesley. Thanks Nichole! I walked up to the café to find Yossy's hand-written note on the door that read: "Char, I'm running shopping. Sorry, be back soon!!" I took a break from the sweltering heat and journaled in the shade. 10 Minutes later, a red Toyota pulled up and out sprang Yossy, in her signature glasses and blue jeans! We exchanged our "Nice ...
... too long found our way on foot to our hotel, the Kyoto Dai-Ni (Two Tower Hotel). We are getting quite good at this "finding our own way" stuff, and it's not as difficult as I had imagined. Whilst you definitely can easily get sensory overload from the sights and sounds in new country, particular Japan where the signs are many and bright, when you sit back and relax and take it all in, it's actually quite easy to get about in Japan, and as I keep rabbeting on, the people are ...
... potato and green tea, bean pastes in their sweets instead of lemon or chocolate. It sounds a little unusual at first but it is really quite delicious.
We visit an 11 meter tall bronze Buddha statue that has been watching over Kamakura for over 750 years already. Several times the surrounding temple building has been damaged by typhoons, burned down or even completely washed away by tsunamis. But the Buddha withstood all catastrophes throughout the ...