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- Meeting rooms/conference facilities
- Wireless internet connection in public areas
- High-speed internet in room (free)
- Smoking rooms available
- Hot tub
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... and the garden, we took the subway to the east side of Kyoto to our lunch stop for a late lunch. We had lunch at a restaurant in a little restaurant at one of the art museums. For lunch we ate a local dish consisting of a fried pork fillet over a bed of rice with a raw egg cracked overtop which is partially cooked by the heat of the food below. It came with miso soup on the side. I enjoyed it. From lunch we headed to the Heian Jingu Shrine which is ...
Calligraphy in Japan, and China, is akin to a religious art form.The fluid and often continuous flow of characters in jet black sumi ink, pushed and pulled by a thick pointed brush held vertically thick-lined and then spidery thin, curling and gliding in a column down the page, features in traditional paintings. So do the imprints of carved seals, usually in bright red.
Calligraphers are honoured as artists, their individual styles handwriting admired ...
... Palace is actually closed this week due to private functions, but we at least had a walk around the Kyoto Imperial Park which was lovely and contained yet more shrines.
Then we headed over to the Gion district which was and still is the most famous geisha district in Kyoto. We visited Yasaka Jinja, the largest shinto shrine in Kyoto, then we headed over to Kiyomizu-Dera temple, which commands an impressive view over Kyoto and apparently ...
Nothing relevant to write other then we posted our collected loot, did more laundry and returned to that underground restaurant and ate and drank like kings.
On A side note many of the places and tours we have been to have been mostly been in Japanese. For instance the whole tour of the Asahii plant was in japanese with only a few lines translated for us on hand outs. The uploaded picture is my exact reaction every time this happens.
... ourselves at the top of the hill next to a temple with a monk meditating and what seemed to be a his student painting. There was complete silence. It was truly a special moment. After feeling slightly awkward gate-crashing we started heading back down the hill towards a large red shrine gate.
Whilst walking down the small streets we found a little place that we decided to stop in and grab some lunch. We had Kyoto style noodle soup and a pasta dish ...