TripAdvisor Reviews Apical Inn Kyoto
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... historic Gion District. The Gion District is most notable for its historic tea houses, made of wood and inhabited with traditional Geishas. The alleyways were narrow, cobbled, and lit up by paper lanterns. Walking along the canal at night was a surreal feeling. It felt as if we had traveled back in time. We ate dinner here and eventually made our way back to the hotel for some much needed ...
... her element, but I can't say I really care for the Beatles! As we opened the door to the tiny bar, two things quickly became apparent. One, it definitely was Beatles themed, with memorabilia plastered all over every available space. And two, we would be the only people in there. We sat down at the bar and got chatting to the landlady, Kiku, who joined us for a drink. Kiku spoke just enough English for us all to have a conversation and was a very welcoming host - clearly pleased ...
... jutting out over the hills because of a tradition that claims that if a person survives a leap from the edge than their wishes will be granted. The temple itself is just outside of Kyoto’s ‘old town’ where the Geikos (http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Geisha) and Maikos (apprentice Geikos) live and train. Amongst other things, this has lead to the old town becoming quite a tourist hot spot which has resulted in ...
... to how they prepare a simple cup of tea. It is this kind of attention to detail that makes traveling in Japan so special.
Calligraphy lessons with Catherine
Catherine and I were picked up at our machiya by our interpreter, Tomoko, and driven to a suburb of Kyoto to meet with our calligraphy instructor, a short elderly gentlemen who had started teaching calligraphy in his retirement. Both our instructor and his wife were extremely gracious and welcomed ...
... which generates funny situations, as most Japanese are not used to animals.
We continue and visit another must see attraction the Todai-ji temple [de/en] where the biggest golden buddah statue of Japan is located. A really impressive construction and buddah. We ...
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