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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Travel Blogs from Kyoto

Monkeying Around

A travel blog entry by paablo on Sep 11, 2014

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... hiking. Sometimes you don’t really know what you want to do in a foreign country until you get there and hiking to my surprise was available in abundance in Japan. Fushimi Inari presented itself as a good opportunity to do some more hiking with the full trail around the gates supposably taking 90 minutes to reach the highest point.

Four trains and two hours later I arrived at Fushimi Inari all the way from Osaka. I had ...


A travel blog entry by mek1 on Apr 17, 2014

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... width are specially designed to make chirping noises as you walk on them and are thus called "nightingale" floors. This served as a warning if anyone was trying to sneak into the castle. The shogun's audience room had metal in the roof and floor so that he was safe from a ninja attack. Their swords could not penetrate the metal and stab the shogun where he was sitting. This shogun when he was 30 years old, ...

Fushimi Inari Taisha

A travel blog entry by jeffdavis152 on Mar 23, 2014

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... for the hundreds if not thousands of torii gates that line its winding walkways. Torii gates are traditional red/orange archways with cylindrical columns and very distinctive crossbar (please regard pictures). The park opens with two very large torii gates with stairs leading up to the main temple courtyard.  The courtyard is immense, but willed with covered shrines and small garden areas. The ground is covered with small rocks that remain semi-organized due to an ingenious ...

A day to explore

A travel blog entry by suebar on Feb 13, 2014

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... technique and was used to colour and create patterns on silk used for kimonos. The broad technique involves covering up the part of the fabric that you do not want the dye to reach and this can be done by either pleating the fabric and tiring thread around it tot resist the dye to make pin prick patterns or by putting part of the fabric into a lidded bucket and plunging the unkept into the dye vat so the part of the fabric inside the bucket does not come into ...

Don't Look Him In The Eyes (Japan)

A travel blog entry by usatexan on Oct 03, 2013

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... of Kyoto, but requires a 30 minute train ride to get to. It's a pleasant ride. I enjoy using the train system here. IT'S NOT RIPLEYS, BUT IT'S ODD The first thing I see as I leave the station in Arashiyama is a 19th century museum. This one is a little more odd than most, though. Outside the museum there is a large train engine on display. Also, the museum front has piano keys displayed. The museum is the odd combination of steam locomotives and pianos. You can take ...