Izawano Sato

Address: 214-1 Igidani Yamazakicho, Shiso, Hyogo Prefecture, Kinki, 671-2517, Japan | Ryokan
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This ryokan is located on 214-1 Igidani Yamazakicho, Shiso.
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Travel Blogs from Shiso

Everybody's working for the weekend

A travel blog entry by erath on Jun 14, 2015

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... the English menu and asked the chef if he knew where it was. I decided not to play the ignorant tourist (this time ;)) and ordered in Japanese, from the Japanese (picture-less!) menu. I was so proud that she understood me at once, without having to resort to gestures or the translator app! One small step for man, one giant leap for an expat. I think she was just as pleased as I was and she returned to the chef to tell him he could stop looking for the menu.


A travel blog entry by domandkatey on Apr 16, 2015

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... can imagine. These were great for us where we woke up bleary-eyed on an early trip to the train station.

We purchased a JR pass (Japan Rail) while in Cambodia, which is absolutely marvelous and everyone coming to Japan must get one (because otherwise the trains are way too expensive). Anyway, we had our first experience on a glorious, smooth and incredibly fast Shinkansen train. These trains are beautiful, comfortable, futuresque, sleek, and as efficient as you could imagine. ...

Himeji Castle in the Cherry Blossoms

A travel blog entry by acampen on Apr 01, 2015

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... areas of the castle. We learned that each major family that had occupied the castle had a unique design imprinted upon the end tiles of the roof. The level of detail is stunning. Upon entering, we were in a shoe-removal area, and put our shoes into bags to carry around with us.

The interior of the castle was quite dark, although the numerous windows were unshuttered. The wooden floors creaked and echoed ...

Mt. Shosha-Engyoji Temple “The Last Samurai"

A travel blog entry by nikinike on May 07, 2010

... as the *Mt. Hiei of the West.

Movie buffs out there may know that the temple was used as the location for the Hollywood movie, “The Last Samurai”. It is said that the crew visited Mt. Shosha by chance and were so impressed with the site that it featured as the backdrop for the movie.

To get to Engyogi, simply take a 30-minute bus ride on the Shinki Bus (No. 8), from either Himeji station or Himeji Castle, and jump off at Mount Shosha ...


A travel blog entry by markandchar on Jun 02, 2009

... across its east and west baileys, home to a display of bonsai trees, and a building famous for its group suicides, eventually entering the tower at its lowest point. Indoors was cool and shaded, with displays of the old shogun uniforms and weapons racks. Seven steep staircases later and we were at its peak, which offered superb views; and a rare opportunity to imagine the town through the eyes of the ...