Sunday, April 3, 2016

Kyoto Yumotokan & Dagoji temple

Kyoto
The place of many traditions & geishas.
Even though time was short, I would still like to visit there, just one or two places and I will be very happy. We took taxi that night as we arrived really late at night. And the taxi fare was so ex, came up to about 8000 yen which is $70?

Yumotokan Hotel offers comfortable Japanese-style rooms with views of Lake Biwa. It features indoor and open-air hot-spring baths and free shuttle service from JR Ogoto Onsen Station. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property. 





The lounge area



Our room ryokan style


952


The Japanese-style rooms have tatami (woven-straw) flooring with modern furnishings and futon bedding. Each room features a private bathroom with a bathtub made of Cypress wood, filled with hot water from the local hot spring. 










Bath area
The toiletries are from Shiseido and pola.~


Separate bathroom and bath area.
I slept really well that night even though its a mattress on the floor, i think is because its firmer.





















Ohayo!! 
Breakast time! 










The strawberries are sooo sweet!

  My name is reserved for the breakfast











hotel shop


Products made of horse oil




Check out early and on our way to see sakuras!








Dagoji temple is one of the temples in Kyoto known for its sakura trees. Its history goes back to where a monk discovered a well of the spiritual water named Daigo through an inspiration from a local god Yokoo Daimyojin. This is the origin of Daigoji temple. 
























I feel like in a Japanese fairytale movie with sakura falling down...




Five-Storied Pagoda

Heian period

Its construction was set for the repose of the Emperor Daigo and completed in 951 at the reign of the Emperor Murakami. This is the oldest building.Inside of the pagoda, moreover, there are the paintings which provide invaluable information about the origin of arts in Japnese esoteric Buddhism.
































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