Arashiyama Benkei

Address: 34 Sagatenryuji Susukinobabacho Ukyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Kinki, 616-8385, Japan | Ryokan
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This ryokan, located in the Arashiyama/Uzumasa/Takao area of Kyoto, is near Monkey Park Iwatayama, Kyoto Tower, Katsura Imperial Villa, and Daikaku-ji Temple.
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    A travel blog entry by chrisphil on Jul 12, 2015

    12 photos

    ... you go..

    We basically going about our day making noises and sounds, gesturing to get ourselves understood. It generally works, except the odd times where the person actually starts running away J. But otherwise the vast majority of Japanese will try to help even if they don’t speak or understand English which is very nice.

    (Some pictures below)


    On our second day we decided to get out of town ...

    Bunny Island

    A travel blog entry by daisy_and_alex on May 07, 2015

    1 comment, 30 photos

    ... to do zen gardening.

    That night we moved to a ryokan which is a traditional Japanese inn. Unfortunately we arrived slightly too late for dinner (thanks bus) so we had our usual dinner of convenience store sandwiches and crisps. By the way, there are some pretty lurid porn magazines for sale in convenience stores right next to all the usual kids magazines. The ryokan was gorgeous; our room had sliding shoji doors and tatami mats covering the floor. Alex and ...

    Kyoto- Temple, Temple, Temple

    A travel blog entry by kayleyandy14 on Jul 22, 2014

    25 photos

    So you can't be on top of your game every morning.....We might have slept through our alarm a little bit and when we eventually left the hotel we forgot the city/bus map. Not the greatest start. We headed down to the station to see if they had any maps that could be useful. It turned out that we couldn't get a spare map or even a train so defeated we headed back up to the bus stop.
    We were trying to avoid the buses here which was a mistake, they are ...

    Day Six

    A travel blog entry by sarahpursell on Apr 20, 2014

    15 photos

    ... She didn't speak English except for look up/down eyes open/closed... The standard words a make up artist would know. I then got to pick my robe, I wanted a red one but the green one was much nicer Than the red options. Then came the dressing process. I kept on the robe I was wearing and then a skirt was tied around me, followed by a top piece with a red collar on it followed by some fabric around my waist another thicker red piece... I actually started to ...

    Kyoto and Geisha's

    A travel blog entry by sellers2013-14 on Mar 30, 2014

    65 photos

    ... he then waits by the side of the car for the 15 minutes the train is in the station, ensuring we depart to our destination, and waves to us as the train prepares to depart. As we start to move, he bows and stays bowed, head down, as we depart for Kyoto. With his white gloves, dark suit and incredibly attentive service, it is a real pleasure to have him taking care of us.
    The train is busy, but our seats are large and the ride is ...