Travel Blogs from Kyoto
... traditional village Street. She looked beautiful, but I felt uncomfortable for her as she scurried down the Street because so many people stopped to stare at her or take pictures of her.
The food of Kyoto has been wonderful. Our favorite is definitely Okonomiyaki, a Japanese crepe filled with egg, veggies and covered in thick soy sauce. We have really enjoyed unagi as well- eel. Yum. The Green tea in all forms has continued, we drank it, we ate ...
... to our ryokan in Kyoto, quick change of clothes, bus to Gion district and here we were waiting for the tea ceremony and Miyako Odori performance in Kaburenjo Theater. Current Miyako Odori is a 141th Presentation of Kyoto's traditional Spring Dance Festival, the first was held in 1872.We had a ticket with the tea ceremony held by Maiko's (Geisha's apprentices), slightly disappointing experience, tourist orientated. We were sat on the chairs in a big room with loads of other ...
... Deer park, who are free to wonder all over the place, in the streets, shops and even in your pockets (as I experienced) trying to get food. Deer are Gods to the Japanese, so me shooing them and telling them to go away was not the best moment haha...
At this festival the locals compete in throwing rice crackers down part of the Hill and the Deer eat the crackers, the idea is to see how far you can throw them and also getting to feed the Deer. As ...
... decent enough. After this ride we walked over to the Jurassic park. We went on the ride there and I got saturated. We probably should have bought ponchos but it was better just in our clothes. What happened on this ride was you got into a roller coaster in water that looks like a boat and seats 4 a-breast and you drop into the water and off you go, you go around a corner slowly and see some dinosaurs drinking at the water,you then go around yet another corner and ...
... place for about 5mins before realising & doubling back. We were an hour early for check-in, but rather than wander about the place, we elected to sit in the common room, have a drink and pass the time on the net.
Unfortunately this hostel lacks a lift (something I didn’t realise before I booked it, looking at location & cleanliness first), but we are only on the 2nd floor so didn’t completely kill ourselves ...
TripAdvisor Reviews Apical Inn Kyoto
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Gion Higashiyama/Kita Shirakawa/Kurama/Yase/Ohara, Kyoto | 3 star innfrom $80
56 Kamigoryocho, Higashi Kujyo, Minami-ku, Kyoto | 2 star innfrom $60
Kyoto Station, Kyoto | Innfrom $56
Kawaramachi/Karasuma/Shijo Omiya, Kyoto | 3 star innfrom $52
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Kyoto Station, Kyoto | Innfrom $99