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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Travel Blogs from Kyoto
... empty. We visited Okochi Sanso - a villa and gardens with a good view of the city and some charming little pathways through the garden. Fay spent the afternoon wandering around the department stores in downtown Kyoto. James isn't a fan of shopping no matter where in the world he is, so went back to the hostel. Fay was keen to visit the Japanese games arcades whilst we are here, and so Friday evening we sought one out. Smoky and loud it was full of people playing ...
... bright and early - Lunch! An all-you-can-eat-boil-your-own-veg-and-m eat-strips: aka Shabu-Shabu. A large saucepan and heater on the table, you get your own veg, rice and noodles from the counter and add them to the water, taking out bits when they are cooked and dipping them in sauces before gobbling down. The lovely lady showed us how it worked and we had a great time effectively cooking our own ...
... new camera's video function.
Having seen what we really wanted to see in a Northern Kyoto we caught three buses to get to East Kyoto and the Nanzenji Temple. Having already paid several hundred yen to visit Kinkakuji and Ryoanji we opted not to pay any more and simply admired the huge gate and other public places around it.
Following a canal we passed the very depressing looking (too depressing for photos) Kyoto City Zoo and had a quick lunch at a 7/11, as ...
... chefs refilling the belt with plates as fast as they could make them. Most of the fish we knew and there were signs in English saying was each fish was. There was salmon, tuna and shrimp, and then some stranger varieties that I had never heard of. I'm not a huge sushi fan myself, I prefer the unauthentic American versions like California or Philly rolls, but when in Japan its only essential that you eat sushi. After dinner we walked around the area and ...
... with sandals as well as had my own 'umeko' name seal specially made whereas Leo has not shopped as much so when I say we I really mean me at this point. Oops. It started off at the food market which I ate my way through, Leo tentatively tried bits and bobs I had but my approach was to try anything I didn't know what it was/had not had before. It worked out well this time! Last but not least today we visited the Kyoto ...