TripAdvisor Reviews Apical Inn Kyoto
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... for the hike before we finally reached the beginning some 2.3 miles later. The shrine also happens to be 2.6 miles away and almost 3000 ft up. The view was certainly worth all the sweat. The Atago shrine, 972m high was almost completely free of other tourists by the time we got there. When we got down we thought instead of walking another 2 miles, we'll splurge and take the bus. We forgot to disembark in Arashiyama, but as luck would have it, ...
... Kyoto city, again crowded at the bottom around the main shrine the people thinned out the further you walked up as people gave up moaning about the steps and the climb to the top, I was afforded some peace as some noisy Americans gave up half way up..:) I'm not sure what they expected, maybe an escalator to carry them to the top? After a good walk around and wandering the local area, enjoying some barbecued squid ( I'm sure that's what ...
... villa for a powerful statesman, and then converted to a temple when he died. I'm sure I'll get some kind of golden building built for me by the Queensland government when I retire, right? Definitely. The building has burned down a few times since it was originally built, including most recently a rather famous act of arson in the 1950s when a monk obsessed with the building decided he was going to destroy it. The building was rebuilt (and recoated in gold), ...
... The only temple we did pay into in Kyoto was Kinkaku-ji which was a little bit different to any others that we have ever seen purely because it’s completely covered in gold. It was very beautiful and impressive and it also had some nice gardens to walk around as well so we didn’t feel like it was a waste of our money.
We also headed to the western side of the city to visit the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. It’s highly photographed and with the ...
Before leaving Hiroshima, we had one more activity related to the bombing. A lady that is now 82, came to speak to us about her experience with the bomb. She was at home the day it happened and lived 3.2 kilometres from the hypocentre. It was a fascinating story about her experience and her family's. The one thing that really caught my interest was her saying that after the war, the a-bomb survivors were greatly discriminated ...
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