Urban Hotel Kyoto
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- Minbar in room
- Smoking rooms available
- Refrigerator in room
- Microwave in room
- High-speed internet in room (free)
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... journey but are struggling with the Japan only version. We press the help button expecting another face to pop of a hole in the wall, instead she sneaks up behind us like a ninja "Konichiwa" FFS! After scaring us she then shows us how to get a day pas and we leave for the standard couple of subway trips to the hotel.
It's warm in Kyoto, not blazing sun but warm, sunny and humid. We reach our station and I carry all three bags up 60 steps ...
... Grand Chamber)
as well as the Musha-kakushi-no-ma (Bodyguards' Chamber) and the Sotetsu-no-ma (Japanese fern-palm chamber).The rear sections are the Kuroshoin (Inner Audience Chamber) and Shiroshoin (Shogun's living quarters)The main access to the Ninomaru is through the karamon, a court and the mi-kurumayose or "honourable carriages approach".
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... to take any photos inside the palace building - apparently trying to protect some musty old relics and paintings is more important that allowing wide-scale flash photography! Bloody ingrates! :)
One interesting design about the palace is the "Nightingale" floor. It was designed and built in such a way that walking on it caused the floor to chirp, making it next to impossible to move around silently. Guess they had to defend against those pesky ninjas somehow ...
... briefly of we had to be quick getting off... Asked directions from information booth beside the lost and found.Subway to local station... Met by Hiroko who owns the house we are staying inCar tour of the area... Grocery shops, bakery, ATM, tramWalk narrow streets to house... It is much nicer than in the pictures... Settled inThen IT happened I was just collecting my things to go to the shops for a few groceries. ...
... also post here when I have the chance. One of the other performances there was a comedy act and it was still funny even though I could only understand bits and pieces of it. The street that this performance building was on was REALLY famous for its literature and tradition Japanese themes so basically everything was expensive, food and shopping wise. So we went somewhere else to eat. We found a restaurant where I was actually able to have my first ...