Ryokan Harimaya

Address: 11 Shogoinkawaracho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Kinki, 606-8397, Japan | Ryokan
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This ryokan, located in the Gion Higashiyama/Kita Shirakawa/Kurama/Yase/Ohara area of Kyoto, is near Kyoto Imperial Palace, Heian Shrine, Kyoto Studio Park (Toei Uzumasa Eiga Mura), and Museum of Kyoto.
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Autumn perfection in Kyoto

A travel blog entry by goodner on Nov 20, 2014

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... away. Sam Jackson and Catherine were able to finish theirs without incident. Maybe it was a karmic message telling me something?!

The planning I'd done prior to the trip involved a few lessons on typically Japanese activities, including a cooking class (for me and Sam Jackson), a calligraphy class (for Sam and Catherine), a Kendo class (Japanese sword fighting), a tea ceremony and kimono lesson, and a family archery class.

Tomoko was the guide ...

Cabin Camping then Kick Back Kyoto

A travel blog entry by marybc on Jun 11, 2014

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... they could find (from both cabins) and went at it. Meanwhile the adults are, in good camping tradition, cheerfully proclaiming "Kanpai" (cheers) as we clinked glasses and drank our beverage of choice.
Beer is tasty and popular in Japan. When we first visited the country it was common to see more people drinking saki than beer. That seems to be changing. There are still large displays of saki in tetra packs at the grocery stores though. On this trip ...

Arashiyama biking tour

A travel blog entry by maryza on May 30, 2014

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... behind the Hojo (Main hall) . The tranquil and beautiful Sogenchi garden was designed by Muso Soseki during the 14th century and it is the oldest garden that has retained its form. This garden not only contains colorful flowers but also have a school of large Koi fishes.

Walking around the temple further will lead you to the Arashiyama (storm mountain) forest that is filled with thick, tall and green bamboos. It was a ...

Kyoto day 4: the regular Japan

A travel blog entry by pyres on Apr 09, 2014

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... various festivals, and to Buddhist shrines when they have a death in the family.

The next stop of the tour was a community centre built in place of a demolished elementary school. Since the number of births in Japan is declining, many schools are being destroyed for the lack of pupils. In the centre, Hirooka-san gave us a brief lecture on the history of Japan and Kyoto in particular. I've already heard that ...

Day 20 - Various Kaku-ji's & the Philosopher's Bus

A travel blog entry by apat on Feb 03, 2014

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... aside from a 15 minute walk the only breakfast option is McDonalds, which fit the bill nicely. They serve hot dogs for breakfast, so I was set.

Once we were done at McDonalds we crossed the road just in time to see our bus pulling up to the curb...and just as quickly pulling away from it without us on it. Not really a big deal, but it meant a 20 minute wait for the next bus, while we stood on a footpath less than a meter ...