- Shuttle bus service
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- Kids activities or Babysitting
- Free parking
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... district. Again to our disappointment not a single geisha made an appearance. We have realized that the geishas are as elusive as the leopards were in Africa. We were getting hungry and with help of our wifi we selected a restaurant. But in spite of our GPS we could not locate it among the traditional restaurant fronts with just a small banners in Japanese characters hanging over the doors. Cold and frustrated we asked for help and a ...
... into a well, ring a loud gong, clap twice and bow 3 times......(insert I think I'm turning Japanese song here), after my spiritual cleansing I am off to explore the streets, walk in the opposite direction I came from, and find some old traditional buildings built back in the 1700 or before, completely amazed how they have survived all earthquakes and other natural disasters over the years. Pass this Japanese man selling dried fruit....and I'm a sucker for dried fruit..... ...
... probably a half a mile barefoot on wooden walkways and the wood is of such high quality that there is not a hint of a splinter or rot (rot is especially on my mind because of the amount of rot we've discovered at our house).
Kyoto is beyond expensive to eat in. The first night, we walked down a tight little alleyway filled with restaurants. In Tokyo, these little alleyways, which usually have names like Drunkard's Alley ...
... We decided to skip the subway and walk back as it was not too far to the hotel. It grew dark quickly as we walked home, but the cool night air was nice. We find the amount of people in suits kind of funny here. You will walk by many locals wearing suits, just sitting outside 7-11 smoking or eating a bento box at 8:00PM, as well as many people in suits that whiz by you at high speeds on their bicycle, with briefcase in hand. With it being our last night in Japan we ...
We slept in pretty late today for the most part since we all have basically been sleeping in one bed for the past two nights. It was nice to have a house where we each had our own space to sleep in. We then got up, cleaned the house, made some cereal, and checked out. Our group went our separate ways today. Julianne and I wanted to do something more traditional like a tea ceremony and the rest of the group wanted to go back to the ship. So ...