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TravelPod Member ReviewsGion Hatanaka Kyoto
We had our own provate house keeper..who helped ans provided us with anything that we need. Lisa was her name. Very impress with thos hotel!9
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... impressive than the terracotta warriors in China, and certainly feels more authentic. No photography allowed in the building for religious reasons, but you can visit here the temple's own website which will give you an idea of the grandeur of this temple: www.sanjusangendo.jp. The golden highlight of the week.
Bye, bye Japan - see you next time!
Golden week photos: https://www.flickr.com/gp/76649204@N02/ ...
... covered in gold leaf and which is utterly beautiful. We visited the Heian Shrine with its amazing landscaped gardens, Kiyomizudera Temple which overlooks the city and is surrounded by little souvenir and craft shops, the Gion Geisha district and the food market. After a very busy few days we headed to Tokyo so that my folks could see where I live and spend some time exploring the city with Kevin and ...
... walk from the station in the rain but that does not stop tourists! Lots of people there. The rain would let up a little and the sun would come out. I was hoping to find a rainbow but none ever appeared. \
Found a beautiful temple and shrine while walking there. Unfortunately the Cherry Blossoms are still trying to bloom, so only a few slightly bloomed pictures.
When finishing there my feet were killing me so I saw Rickshaw's at the bottom ...
... year in business, so the crowds made it impossible to get to the temple and giant buddha.
Friday: We woke to a lovely, clear, cool day. Today we walked to the Imperial Palace Gardens, which is a beautiful piece of nature and tranquility in the otherwise busy city. Then we walked to the Golden Pavillion (Kinkakuji Temple) where we found everyone else!
Next, we caught the tram to Arashiyama to visit ...
... The main river that runs through the center of town had clearly flooded the night before and the banks were overflowed with debris and mud. The following days we saw workers with skid steer loaders removing the mess.
Later in the evening I found the landrymat and did our mid-trip wash. The machine was actually pretty amazing: the soap was built-in and the washer/dry were combined. So you just had to put the clothes in, closed the door, insert $10, and press go.