Address: 654-1 Ikadachishimozaiji-cho, Otsu, Shiga, Kinki, 520-0352, Japan | B&B
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Food tour and a mountain climb

A travel blog entry by teenza on Feb 12, 2015

1 comment, 12 photos

... of the sencha tea from the region which I didn't like at all it had a grassy vegetable taste with an asparagus smell. Not a tea I'd choose to drink, Scott didn't mind it but he likes different tea to me. Reluctantly we left the warm and were escorted back to the start point of the tour where we said goodbye and thanks to Jason for his informative and tasty tour, On the way out we spotted a lady cooking the chewy rice dumpling things we like so got a sweet potato and a ...

Jaywalking is illegal in Japan!

A travel blog entry by juliebowers on Sep 10, 2014

5 comments, 18 photos

... engineering given that it dates from 1633.
Many young people were dressed in Kimono which was lovely to see.

Leaving the temple, the neighbourhood has been restored to show off beautiful old wooden houses, traditional shops, teahouses and restaurants. Really pretty. There were also a couple of Geisha in full regalia with their faces painted white which really added to the atmosphere.

On passing a doorway, ...

Kyoto and Tacos

A travel blog entry by winterspring on Jun 01, 2014

2 photos

... out the system in a restaurant. Unfortunately when we go to the next one, they have different rules. We end up grinning foolishly a lot of the time. At this restaurant, we wait and wait at our table until someone comes by and shows us the buzzer we are supposed to push for service-oops. Then we get an English menu (with its selection of raw horse meat and whale,eww, on it) only to find out that menu is not in effect for ...

Kyoto day 2: temples, sakura and more temples

A travel blog entry by pyres on Apr 07, 2014

5 comments, 16 photos

... our way down the mountain, through some quiet neighbourhoods, past several more temples and to Maruyama Park, still lively with festival stalls and school kids doing hanami in a noisy manner. I tried a grilled squid from one of the stalls, it was rather rubbery, but interesting. Then we walked through Yasaka Shrine to Gion district, where we hung around Hanami-koji street, but did not see ...

The Thousands of Gates (Japan)

A travel blog entry by usatexan on Sep 29, 2013

101 photos

... I finished this one. The hike to the summit was really interesting and I think people that do not go all the way miss out on a lot.

Back in Kyoto, I pass a service station. Two attendants rush up to a vehicle that pulls in and start to wash windshields and even side mirrors. They open the car door if the person wants to get out and go inside the station. As the car or truck drives away, they both bow.

It was a great day in Japan.