TripAdvisor Reviews Ishicho Shogikuen Kyoto
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... each other for kilometres up the hill, for more than 1:30 walk, it’s quite stunning. As you go up and far the number of tourists is smaller and you get to really enjoy this special place. We had a really great time there and would recommend it warmly to people who will visit Kyoto.
DAY 3 – COSTUME PARTY!
Today we decided to go dress "Christine up as a 'maiko’ (an apprentice geisha or geiko) for the fun and because those costumes ...
... by a business to give thanks for prosperity and wish for good fortune, and this is listed on the gates big and small. The oldest gates date back to 711 AD! As we walked, some were nearly rotted through on their bases and in other places there were gaps where old torii gates had been removed. There were many fox statues around as foxes are regarded as the messengers for Inari.
It was fairly crowded, police reported that in 2006, 2.69 million people ...
... 300 Yen, with laundry powder being available free of charge. As far as hostels goes, this one pretty much had it all. The only remaining component – atmosphere – would have to be judged as our stay progressed.
After we settled in we began researching places to go to for dinner. Alistair had wanted to take us out to an all you can eat meat restaurant and we quickly noticed the hostel bulletin board made mention of Yakiniku (grilled meat), where you ...
... there are several parking spaces for you to plug in your hybrid. On our return trip, we stopped for a break at one rest stop. This one had a dog park. I'm not taking about a path weaving around concrete picnic tables. I'm talking about a Dog PARK! A fenced in area complete with agility course to allow your traveling companion a place to stretch his/her legs. (I wondered if it would be acceptable ...
... Geisha's are highly skilled entertainers who are paid to facilitate and liven up social occasions in Japan. The word geisha actually means 'artistic person'. They are prized for their accomplishments in a wide variety of Japanese arts.
We got to see many beautiful women in their kimono's, but not a geisha girl.
We stumbled upon a restaurant where we had the most delicious okonomiyaki (savoury pancakes) cooked on hot plates in front of us. YUM!