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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... slowly but surely back to our hotel where we checked in and freshened up for yet another big gourmet experience, dinner at Kappo Sakamoto. This restaurant bases it's cuisine on the age old art of kaiseki but it takes it to the present and uses other (sometimes western) styles as well. It was just great, the food was exquisite, the chef was very interactive, and since he had an education in London his English was perfect, so the experience was quite ...
... Very pretty. We were told that devotees jumped off the veranda to the hill some 80 feet below to demonstrate their determination in the past. The temple gained ever increasing fame as apparently some 80% of the leapers survived. To cover all bases,there are usually at least one Shinto Shrine, for the Japanese indigenous nature and ancestral worship, associated with each temple.
Next was the Sanjusangendo Hall, allegedly with more than a thousand ...
... to eat the eel, Mr. Tour Guide replace it with a mackerel. This time the set includes two servings of fish - one grilled and another one deep fried, udon, a bowl of rice, pickles, a slice of pineapple and a cup of japanese tea. I reluctantly nip at the pineapple as it was not the kind of fruit I would eat but surprisingly it was sooo sweet. In the end, I finished up the whole slice.
Then we made our way on foot to the hotel which is Okura Act City Hotel ...
... even though it was pretty I didn't really find it that impressive (I'm sure it had to do with the fact that I had just come from a temple that had a 15m high Buddha but I'm just telling you how I felt). We then went to the base of Mt. Wakakusayama and had every intention of climbing it (that may be a white lie because I had planned on sitting at the bottom eating icecream while Jord climbed to the top to take pics) but after seeing that it ...
... too. She said I want to do something else. She gave me three incense sticks and I asked what they meant. She said one is for God, one for Fortune and one for Spouse. We both lit them. I was so moved by this woman who did not know me and went out of her way to help bring me happiness and good health.After we left& Temple we went back to Uji. We tried Bakery again. Line much smaller. We got some ...