Sawaya Honten

25, Kawahara-cho, Shogoin, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto, Kyoto, Kinki, 606-8397, Japan | 3 star ryokan
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Kyoto day 4: the regular Japan

A travel blog entry by pyres


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First stop of the tour was a Buddhist temple called Higashi-Hongan-ji. One of the main halls (one housing the Buddha statue) is currently under renovation as well as the main gate, but we took our shoes off and walked through the second main hall: Founder's Hall. Hirooka-san explained that this temple is very important to a lot of regular people of Japan, because it is the founding place of Shin ...

Arashiyama under sun and rain

A travel blog entry by beoms


... came back I took refuge in some shops. I went back to the shop where I had bought fans last time. I was thinking not to buy anything unless I found one I really liked. Well, I did found one.

I got my lunch in a small bakery in a side street. I bought a sandwich and 2 weird cakes for dessert. They were all tasty. After that I went to Tenryu-ji temple. I had been in it already but decided to go back as it is a nice place (both inside and the garden). I managed to ...

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

A travel blog entry by apat


... hours so we were seated straight away, and a nice girl seated the 5 of us at a table for 4, and then kindly bought over an extra chair. Once Charlotte sat in the extra chair however the demeanour of our previously happy waitress changed. She suddenly became very upset and emotional, making all kinds of exceptional Japanese noises and waving of hands, like a mime or a chimp trying to tell you that the building is on fire.
Veronica had ...

Monkeys, Geishas and Golden Pavilions ..oh my!

A travel blog entry by hreljacsinasia


... here because it was so freaking good! Oddly enough Curry is huge in Japan so we've been getting great food all around which has been great! Afterwards we decided to check out Gion Corner which had different traditional Japanese performances which were neat to see. I must say I'm pretty lucky to have a guy like Jord because most guys would have walked out during the 10 minute flower arranging part but he stuck it out and I only saw his eyes closed twice which was pretty darn ...

Day 10 - Samurai Jones, he's a bad mutha...

A travel blog entry by xensor


... main building is a five-storied pagoda which towers over the surrounding gardens and other temple buildings. It was originally built in 826AD but was burnt down 4 times after getting struck by lightning. The present tower was built in 1644 by the Tokugawa Shogun. In one of the other temple building there was a massive statue of Buddha finished in gold leaf by the looks of it. Wasn't allowed to photo it unfortunately, stupid rules!

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This 3 star ryokan, located in the Gion Higashiyama/Kita Shirakawa/Kurama/Yase/Ohara area of Kyoto, is near Heian Shrine, Kyoto Studio Park (Toei Uzumasa Eiga Mura), Kyoto Station, and Museum of Kyoto.
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