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Apr 9, 2013 - Gates by the Thousand and Geisha Stalking

DAY 8 Big decision this morning – we want to have a look around Kyoto but being so far out we would have to take our bags with us and hopefully be able to leave them at Kyoto station while we did some sightseeing. We were assured there were large lockers for this purpose. Got a cab from the hotel to the Ichiyama station then into Kyoto. After finding the lockers and discovering all the large ones were in use, we had to ask a staff member if there was anywhere else. We were directed to a luggage storage area and happily paid our 1238¥ and...

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Apr 8, 2013 - Castles in the Air and Cherry Blossoms Galore

DAY 7 Signs of being a beautiful day today. We set off on our day of adventuring around the surrounds of Kyoto. Unfortunately hotels.com didn’t quite come up with the goods as they put us in a hotel quite a distance out of Kyoto. The hotel itself was pretty grand as it was a wedding venue and spa resort but unfortunately requires a shuttle bus to train station at Ichiyama then train to Kyoto then connect with where we need to go. Luckily for us we needed to head in the opposite direction of Kyoto today to the town of Hikone. Lots of snow...

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Mar 3, 2011 - Il fait froid a Hikone

Nous choisissons comme destination suivante la petite ville d'Hikone sur les bords du lac Biwa. Depuis Kyoto nous essayons le stop car Hikone n'est qu'a une bonne heure en voiture. Mais etonnament, contrairement aux jours précédents, le stop ne marche pas, mais alors pas du tout. Nous ne sommes pas sur si c'est nous ou l'endroit, mais en tout cas nous sommes royalement ignorés par les conducteurs et nous amusons les passants! Transis de froid (c'est tout de même l'hiver) nous renonçons et prenons le prochain train local pour Hikone. Les...

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