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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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... our moods into orbit. One of the first things we noticed was how, serendipitously, we'd arrived in Kyoto at the perfect autumn time: the leaves were all changing into spectacularly brilliant shades of yellow, orange, red, and maroon, and the leaves had only just started falling. Kyoto is a Japanese tourist destination during this time of year, and it was buzzing with visitors angling for the perfect fall scene views and photos. Near our apartment was one of the ...
We were sent to a restaurant across the hotel, but entered through a different door and ended up in a type of bar. But they served food at the bar and we started to order, order and order and always got small dishes, but very good. Our seat neighbours turned out to have lived in Gernany and they were as well visiting Kyoto to attend a Queen concertl. So we ended up having lot of fun and the ladies are now FB buddies
... in honest, fun and friendly conversation.
Honest, fun and friendly conversation was a part of the next couple of days for sure. It was so nice to see Mayumi and family again. It was kind of funny the way Gosuke and Shota (both the same age and good friends) fought over our attention. All the kids wanted to try to speak with us and get to know us...play with us & laugh with us. It was kind of like a Canadian cabin experience on the river with ...
... craft and move out to find jobs at big companies. Some houses in Kyoto stay empty, apparently.
Hirooka-san showed us a small local Buddhist temple, where a priest that serves the neighbourhood works. Right near that temple was a local Shinto shrine that specializes in increasing worshippers' brain power. The two religions get along really well in Japan as their roles are clearly separated and there never was ...
... side, and then around behind the Golden Pavilion, before heading up a small hill away from the pavilion.
The Golden Pavilion itself is, in a word, incredible. The immaculately maintained gold of the pavilion walls reflect off the mirror pond beneath it, and contrast so dramatically with the deep green of the forest behind it .
The rest of the Kinkaku-ji grounds are largely forgettable. Immaculately manicured, but honestly not ...