Rurikei Onsen

Address: 1-14 Hirotani Okawachi Sonobecho , Nantan, Kyoto Prefecture, Kinki, 622-0065, Japan | Hotel
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This hotel, located on 1-14 Hirotani Okawachi Sonobecho , Nantan, is near Nijo Castle.
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Travel Blogs from Nantan

Geisha day

A travel blog entry by pr0zak on Apr 09, 2015

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... at benches and were given a little cake thing on a plate it turned out we could keep and then we got a bowl of green tea that the geisha had poured and we drank it, took some photos and left. It was all very rushed and kind of felt like a zoo exhibit with everyone on rows of seats staring at the geisha and taking photos.

After the tea ceremony we went to the performance. There were probably 10 older women musicians on one side of the ...

The Imperial Palace & Shimagamo Shinto Shrines

A travel blog entry by samcohon on Mar 04, 2015

12 photos

... bark roofing a nearly religious experience and the carpenters who know how to do this much in demand. This is a modern, highly technology-oriented country, but anything having to do with religion is extremely traditional in character.

The Kyoto Imperial Palace itself is impeccable and elegant, ostentatious only in its scope and size. Golden excess is not the pattern in Japan, which values reserve and balance, proportion and subtlety in its ...

Backroads of Kyoto

A travel blog entry by pandasphere on Jun 04, 2014

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Our day began at Ginkaku-Ji where we met our guide, Guillaume, who was taking us through the backroads of NE Kyoto to see several famous shrines and temples. We walked the Philosopher's Path which ran along a tree covered canal and was supposed to be gorgeous during cherry blossom season. Our first stop was at the Honen-in Temple, established to honor the Buddhist monk that started the popular Jodo sect, which made ...

Kyoto day 4: the regular Japan

A travel blog entry by pyres on Apr 09, 2014

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... has lost his power in 17th century and appointed the Shogun to unite and lead the country. One of the Shoguns felt threatened by the rising popularity of Christianity in Japan, so he adopted the policy of isolation, cutting of Japan from the outside world for nearly 300 years. That time is known as Edo period, because Japan's capital was moved from Kyoto to Edo (modern Tokyo). During that period, Japan enjoyed ...

Kyoto by the heat

A travel blog entry by henribastien on Jun 13, 2013

1 comment, 6 photos

... time the old lady decided to buy me a beer. So here I was at the bar with sake, shochu and a beer. Not that I minded but you know I only have two hands.

Again, as the night before, it was a really fun unexpected experience. People in Japan are very friendly and quite interested in learning about a random foreigner dropping in a bar. It makes for memorable moments for me and hopefully for them.


Tipping does not exist in Japan. You ...