Address: 654-1 Ikadachishimozaiji-cho, Otsu, Shiga, Kinki, 520-0352, Japan | B&B
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Kyoto saké, 1000 tori gates, and laundry

A travel blog entry by howardstein on Apr 16, 2015


Today started early because our driver was to pick us up at 7:45am to take us to Kyoto for a morning tour. Although breakfast was included with our stay at the ryokan, we were told that the breakfast service doesn't start that early so they would provide us with a box breakfast to take along. One thing about the Japanese is their inflexibility. There was no way we could encourage them to open the breakfast service 15 minutes earlier. Consequently, a box breakfast it was. The ...

The Imperial Palace & Shimagamo Shinto Shrines

A travel blog entry by samcohon on Mar 04, 2015

12 photos

... of the Kyoto branch of the Imperial Household Agency we were able to get into the often-oversubscribed English tour of the Imperial Palace.

The Emperor was located in Kyoto for over a thousand years, from 794 to the Meiji Restoration in 1869, and while his palace has been rebuilt many times—wooden buildings just don’t last forever, especially in a country with earthquakes and fires—it remains in the same site, and largely in ...

Kyoto, how you beguile me

A travel blog entry by kkhlee74 on Aug 05, 2014

1 comment, 20 photos

... sends a beautiful diffused light through the tunnel making it glow. And the green mossy mountainside we are climbing through is cool an verdant, we are surprised as we come to a lake mid way where a host of little restaurants are set up to offer drinks and food to the hungry and thirsty stream of tourists eager to catch their breath on the steamy hot day. We are thankful to take our shoes off for a few minutes, and snack on bowls of shaved ice drenched in strawberry ...

Bullet train!

A travel blog entry by picfisjapan14 on May 20, 2014

10 photos

... is awesome! But we have to careful as all of the doors and windows are literally made of paper. It has a table that is over a hole in the floor, so you sit on the floor with your legs under the table in the hole. It has a bedroom upstairs and the stairs are really, really steep. There's a queen sized bed and two beds on the floor - (Dad says there is going to be 4 beds on the floor tomorrow as the bed is ...

Kyoto ; a castle, a temple and a palace

A travel blog entry by fully on Jan 09, 2014

35 photos

... only building left of Yoshimitsu's former retirement complex. It has burned down numerous times throughout its history including twice during theOnin War, a civil war that destroyed much of Kyoto; and once again more recently in 1950 when it was set on fire by a fanatic monk. The present structure was rebuilt in 1955.Kinkakuji was built to echo the ...