TripAdvisor Reviews Apical Inn Kyoto
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... something else that it actually is. Philippe and I were expecting a lively place where people hang out, eat drink, socialise.
… It is not. Not at all. In fact, quite the contrary, and dare we say.. not welcoming. At least that’s how we experienced it. Half of the houses/restaurants/drinking places are private or for members only, the other half requires advance reservation, and the rest.. well the rest is very pricy Japanese food.
... the three days of the New Year! We didn’t have it that bad but I did most enjoy when we decided to slip from the pathway and wander around the older shrines off to the sides. It was definitely one of my favourite places so far.
After that we headed to the Silver Pavilion (Ginkaku-ji) which turned out to be a mega disappointment after the Golden Pavilion, for a start it wasn’t even silver. However, the zen gardens were lovely. I think ...
... We ordered a few of the items we loved like soy beans, fish, wedges and chicken cheese, and also ordered a few new bits like cabbage wrapped in bacon (surprisingly very good) and instead of the beef we ordered fried chicken. It was all brilliant so we felt very well feed, maybe the three beers each added to our enjoyment as well. So very happy with our three nights in Kyoto we headed back to the hotel to pack and get ready for our journey to Hiroshima and where the atom bomb ...
... time whilst I waited for my makeover. They only had a couple of staff that spoke English and not much English at that, it clearly wasn't a huge tourist thing. I was given a robe to change into and some socks with two toes so that when you wear the shoes there is a gap between your big toe and the other toes, perfect for wearing with thongs I thought. I was then taken to a chair where a lady started to put on my make up, it didn't take too long before I was ...
We are sad to say goodbye to our lovely suite at the Peninsula Hotel, but are excited to see a new part of the country, the famous sacred city of Kyoto. After a great breakfast, our driver picked us up and took us to the Tokyo station to board the famous Shinkonsen, the bullet train, for the nearly 200 mile trip to Kyoto.
It is a rainy day, so a good time to make the 2 1/2 hour journey, and hope and pray for the sun to return tomorrow.
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