Hotel Roman Shinkan Tsutsujiten
Travel Blogs from Nikko
Sorry I haven't made a post in a few days, our hotel in Kyoto did not have
a strong connection to wifi for android phones. However, there are two
things I have noticed in the past few days in the city of Kyoto.
#1- Everything is designed for convienece and purpose. We were climbing a
mountain in Kyoto, and what did we find at the top in the middle of
nowhere? A vending machine. You can also find them next to shrines ...
... that we didn't make it to the National park at Nikko, so I'll have to save that for a later trip.
One small side story. Once we got back to the hotel, I needed to wash clothes, so I trundled down to the two washing machines and put my clothes into one of them. When I came back to check on them, an Australian woman was reaching for my machine. I politely told her that I was using that machine to which said that she had also put her ...
... rooms, they didn't just change the sheets.
They straightened our things, and even took loose change and arranged it by
The sense of space and arrangement is very prominat here. I was speaking to
one of the translators and he told me about how everyone had their own
potted plants or small garden because how cramped the city is, and how that
is how they keep a sense of nature.
Today we will be doing a washi workshop and the sumi ...
... standing next to me and they were curious about me not wearing shoes. That started up a nice conversation about where i was from and what they were doing here. One of the guys introduced himself and i don't know his japanese name anymore but he said it meant 'small mountain' in english. After a while our buses came and we said goodbye. The bus took me to the station and two trains and 2 hours later i was in Shinjuku, Tokyo.
I had booked a capsule hotel near ...
... up words if he needed to. He was a bit shy but we had a good time and some good laughs. :-) We said our goodbyes halfway through the park as he had to go back home and i was heading for the hut that would be my home for the night.
It took me about an hour of walking in the rain and some asking around to find the 'Daini chozo' hut. At the reception i was told there were only three other (older female) guests and that i would ...