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Where did we stay in Hiroshima and Kyoto

I forgot to make comment or upload pics of the hotels.

In Hiroshima we stayed at the JR Gran Via hotel which is literally attached to the train station - we'll be doing the same thing in Nagoya for these quick overnight transit days.

We had a Gran Via floor deluxe twin which was huge. It had 2 firm but comfy beds and a large shower/bath room and toilet. Breakfast at the Gran Via lounge was included and it was a decent room rate for the size of room that we got. We also had a good view over the city given that we were on the 19th floor.


As I said in the regular blog post, I'd moved our hotel in Kyoto from something Western and near the train station, to something that seemed more Japanese and in Gion. Unfortunately it appears that either due to Covid or the fact that it's winter, a lot of the places around us are shut so I didn't really end up with the 'in the thick of it' experience I wanted. Still, it's a stunning area of the city and we're just a short cab ride from just about anywhere in this sprawling place.

The hotel is completely over the top and ornate. 4 huge mosaics cover the walls of the entry and the room itself is lavish and probably almost 3 times the size of our entire room in Tokyo. It has a spa bath resplendent with a TV (not gonna lie, it's been awesome having a bath and watching whacky Japanese TV) and the staf fall over themselves to help you. The beds are super comfy and the area is quiet. Quite a find.

Here's some pics of it and I'll be back later to finish up yesterday and today's blogs!


Posted by nattybats 23:49 Archived in Japan

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Certainly something different to what you would find in the 'tourist' part of the city.

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