Hastings 2022 – 3 years later

Boris Johnson is gone and now Liz Truss is the new PM. Blimey. Same Tories, but they’re shuffled in the wrong direction. I’m not looking forward for the next couple of years. May someone save us from this government. 😭

And I went back to Hastings after 3 years from when Master B was born, and Baby B at the time was only 4 years old. ^_^

It was very short break, and I think I can only handle Master B for a short of period of time. He’s started talking, but most of the time I can only understand him saying “Why?” and “Mummy”.

So the journey started off slowly. It rained heavily in London on the day we left, but thankfully it cleared up. Miss Pinky had to do some last minute shopping, so I was left with 2 energetic kids… I thought hurry up Miss Pinky before my energy disappered…

We finally left after 2pm on that Thursday afternoon, and walked all the way to London Bridge Station. The trains were either delayed or cancelled. Something happened along tracks. So we changed at Sevenoaks. But finally got to St Leonards Warrior Square (right next door to Hastings) just after 5pm, and made our way to the apartment we were staying at (booked on Booking.com).

Miss Pinky insisted we cooked food rather than buy takeaways, so we brought food (some not even used), then bought extra from the Co-op and SPAR (too much extra stuff, which we had to carry home)…

We all slept quite late but the early riser was Master B (let’s just hope he stops waking up early when he’s 5 years old… not long to go!). He was my alarm clock as well as the seagulls. Luckily Baby B slept through it all. Miss Pinky needed some sleep, so I babysat for an hour or so.

Time to head out, and I realised I left my purse in my jacket pocket (it was quite warm on the Friday), thankfully I had my phone to pay for the bus ride into Hastings Old Town (yes, you can pay with your debit card and credit card using Google Pay and even Samsung Pay).

We walked around, then looked for a place for lunch. We settled on a pub serving Jamaican style food. It was expensive according to Miss Pinky… cost of living has risen around the UK, so I wasn’t that shocked. My fish burger wasn’t fantastic but I ate the lot… the sauce was slightly on the bitter side. Oh well.

Time for clothes shopping in Primark (I didn’t buy anything), and some outdoor trampolining. Then back we went to the apartment. We didn’t even go to the arcades or anywhere else…

But in the evening, after doing some cooking, we went out and did a night stroll up to Hastings Pier. We couldn’t go to the arcade as Baby B wanted to go, as Master B wet himself – why didn’t Miss Pinky put a pull-up on him? Mistakes happen. Parenthood is tough!

Baby B was not impressed, but we “promised” to go the next day.

On the last day before we were to go back to London, Miss Pinky decided we should go back to London, but then Baby B made a fuss that “promises can’t be kept”. How did this young god-daughter of mine start talking like this? Shocked. I was a bit upset. Then Miss Pinky decided we should hide away her luggage somewhere after checkout, then head out. (I actually asked Baby B if she was able to keep her promises … I kind of pointed out her errors too 😛 – that’s Godmother Geek for you!).

We didn’t make it to the arcade, but we did go to the pier again, and spent some time on the rides. Everyone was happy in the end…

Finally on our way home after spending 2 nights and almost 3 days away from London. The best thing on this trip was that I made Master B cry a few times . I didn’t want him to think he could get away with things, and thinking I was the goody adult he could manipulate. Sorry to future parents and godparents – you can’t be nice to kids all the time!

Until next time Hastings!

Morocco – Day 1: Entering Rabat

So last month I ended a 3-month job as a freelancer in the private sector of doing something similar to my old job – I was given too much freedom, and I enjoyed it. Will still be freelancing (currently working two jobs at the moment – old and partly my new job), but I’ve also applied for a job that’s one day a week – a management role involving some old managers and teams of mine in the public sector. We’ll see how things will go… Scared and grateful of all these opportunities I’ve been given at the moment. ^_^ I just need something secure!!! Life is not so simple for now… 😅

As the 3-month verbally agreed contract ended, it was my time to go on holiday! Another one? Yeah!!

Saturday 27th July 2019

I was invited by the Travels Family a long time ago – I think it was when I was in China at the time, to go to a wedding of a very close family friend of Mr Travels’ parents in Morocco… I’ve always wanted to go to Morocco, so I decided to go in the end! Just for the experience.  😉

Travelling around the world seems like second nature to me, but this time I really had to travel like a cheap skate, so I took a National Express coach to Stansted Airport from Waterloo – an hour and a half on the coach for £5!! That’s a mega deal!! Hint: The coaches are quite regular, and they have a tight schedule to keep to, so make sure you either have cash on you in case the driver’s card machine doesn’t work.

I went via the fast-track route, not sure why I paid for this but it was better than waiting in the queue… I had a couple of hours to kill, so I looked around and also had a late lunch. The waffle fries here were good, but the chicken burger needs improvement… Not sure if this “secret sauce” of mayo and thousand islands suited the burger well enough. Disappointed.DSC_3281.JPG

Once in the air, it felt like I was back home in the skies… I sat next to a family and their youngest daughter screamed too much. I tried not to get so angry, so I giggled to myself at all the bad experiences I’ve had. I started reading “The Vegetarian” by Han Kang (I haven’t finished it yet) and listened to a lot of music.DSC_3283DSC_3290DSC_3293

Once I arrived in Rabat Airport, passport control was right in front. You have to fill in one of those landing cards beforehand… The queue was long, and the wait was more than an hour! People behind me were so inconsiderate that they kept bumping into my backpack. I hate people who bump into me for no reason. I am obviously in front of you, stop pushing me!!

The officers worked diligently, as they have to check your purpose for entering the country. It’s a Muslim country, so they suspect everyone who enters. I get it… but hire more staff. It was my first time in Morocco, and I kind of felt disappointed already… 😫Mrs Travels text me for a bit, and she couldn’t even understand why I wasn’t in the taxi yet.

An old taxi driver was waiting for me, and I had to explain in easy English that the queue was sooooo long. I felt sorry for him, but at least he tried to guide me in broken English and some easy French some of the sites in Rabat. The hotel said it was 200Dh for the taxi, but the driver asked for 250Dh because of the wait… a bit sneaky, but at least he waited. Really grateful.DSC_3296

Once at the hotel, I went to my room (and I couldn’t find the air con remote), rested a bit beforehand… and tried to figure out how to use this free sim card from Maroc Telecom which you can get at the airport. The staff take a copy of your passport picture before you use it. Unfortunately I realised the phones that I brought along were both locked to EE, so I couldn’t use the sim card. Make sure you always bring an unlocked phone.DSC_3301

After the ordeal at the hotel, I really needed food. They serve Spanish food at the hotel, and they recommended the fish… I don’t like bony fish that much, but I had it in the end. This cost me 200Dh (~£18). The bread was a bit too much. The veggies was nice. The fish was ok, just too bony.DSC_3302DSC_3303DSC_3304DSC_3305

It was time to get some rest, and plan what to do the next day.

End of Day 1.


Lost in Japan, Memoirs of a Geek: Day 14 – Homebound

Friday 12th April 2019

And finally it was time to say goodbye to Osaka and Japan! It was so nice being back after five years!

As soon as I checked out, I took the cab that was booked via Bamba Experience. I was ready to go!! The ride took forever… It took so long to get to the airport.

After check in, I bought some snacks – like Kit Kat for blogging later! (Still haven’t had them yet).DSC_0325

I also bought my breakfast… I didn’t bother to eat at the hotel in case I missed my cab and flight.

10 hours on the plane from Japan to Helsinki… The flight was ok, I sat to a couple of Italians. The flight was fully booked unfortunately.

It was my first time in Finland… Luckily didn’t have to pick up my luggage in between flights!!DSC_0327

Finally left Finland to get to London… Thankfully I had two seats to myself. Yay!!! No one sat next to me.DSC_0328

This was a perfect journey going home by myself… I even took a black cab since I didn’t spend much in Japan.

Afterthoughts: I came back with a lot of money leftover. I took around ¥20,000 which is approximately £1,500 as spending money. But I had only spent around £800 – for food, drinks, tickets, shopping… As a lone traveler, you have to think of spending less. Plus I was practically jobless at the time I was travelling. The rest of the money was exchanged, and used for my rent. How clever is this Geek? Very clever!

Hope you’ve enjoyed this journey. Next journey coming up soon!!

Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda – Osaka, Japan

The Hearton Hotel Nishiumeda is practically right next door to Osaka Station. There are a lot of eateries inside and outside the station area for you to try out…DSC_0300

The room is quite small compared to the other rooms I had stayed in, but it is decent.

Bathroom is nice and clean!DSC_0025

But I was faced right next to the train lines… Fortunately I could sleep… The main noise was from the people next door to me. They were all loud, coughing and other things. Hmmm.DSC_0028DSC_0029

A nice hotel. Loved the breakfast buffet. Easy to get to.

Address: 3 Chome-3-55 Umeda, Kita Ward, Osaka, 530-0001, Japan

Lost in Japan, Memoirs of a Geek: Day 13 – Osaka Last Round

Thursday 11th April 2019

My last full day in Japan! Had to make it a memorable last full day. So I made sure I ate a lot for breakfast, and made sure I left my card at the table so I could get my extra coffee… The day before, the restaurant staff just took my coffee away when I was getting more food.

Then out I go. Out to the shopping district of Osaka. Tenjinbashisuji. As you come out of the Temma Station. You go to one side, then back to the middle… then you walk the other side, then back to the middle… OMG… that was so long! Luckily I had lots for breakfast. There’s a lot of shops, most don’t open until after 10am. So just walk back and forth.

After shopping, it was time to eat… I haven’t had much sushi on this trip, so I decided to go to this store outside Temma Station.


It’s just like Yo! Sushi… but much more fancier, and much more tastier…DSC_0234

I had 10 plates and free DIY green tea… the expensive dish was the one on the black plate – OMG, raw prawns are AMAZING!!! I could eat these all over again… Cost less than ¥3000.DSC_0245

Address: 回乾寿司 マリンポリス, Temma Station.

KFC was next door… I had to take a picture of Mr KFC.


As I was leaving, I had to take pictures of these…

On the Osaka Loop Line, there is a station called Sakuranomiya. Can’t find much history of this spot but I guess it was a man-made area dedicated for sakura, cherry blossom viewing for the locals and the tourists. It stretches for a few kilometres… I could have walked a bit more, but I was in need for a toilet… drank too much tea and coffee!

If you’re in Osaka between March and April, I recommend you go to this spot!!

One food item I bought at the market was a box of gigantic dango. I actually wanted one skewer, but got a box instead. Hahahaha!! Too embarrassed to refuse, I just decided to buy it and eat it at the hotel. The sauce is like sweet hoisin sauce… The dango was like tough mochi. I’m actually craving for these!DSC_0301DSC_0303

I took a really long nap at this point – I was really tired.

Then I suddenly woke up, and went for my final dinner in Japan… I went out looking for omurice. Thankfully there’s a stall near the station that makes omurice.DSC_0310DSC_0309

You may think there’s a lot of tomato sauce, but it was just right. It didn’t taste like ketchup, it tasted like Italian pasta sauce.DSC_0306DSC_0307

I had chicken omurice… and it was amazing with that sauce! Where can I get that sauce!!??DSC_0308

Also had some fried chicken… why not?DSC_0305

Address: Japan, 530-0001 Osaka, Kita Ward, Umeda, 3 Chome−1−1 3

As I finished eating, I decided to walk around the shopping areas… Mr Games wanted pictures of fake food… so here’s a pic of fake sushi.DSC_0311

Couldn’t find a dessert shop in Osaka Station, so I bought some desserts from 7Eleven – cheap and cheerful, but too much plastic wasted. Sorry to the environmentalists!DSC_0312DSC_0314DSC_0316DSC_0313DSC_0317DSC_0315

It was a long night… Shouldn’t have had that nap… And next door I could hear a couple having a romp. 🤣🤣🤣 They weren’t ashamed of people hearing them I guess…

Goodnight Osaka!

Very hard to get to sleep… But at least I slept in the end…

End of Day 13.

Lost in Japan, Memoirs of a Geek: Day 11 – Hiroshima to Osaka

 Tuesday 9th April 2019

Last morning in Hiroshima, and onto my next and last destination in Japan. I was already in Japan for over a week, and it felt like I was in Japan for months already. LOL. Becoming accustomed to Japanese life even though I didn’t speak much.

Had my breakfast in the hotel like the day before… Then went to my room to finish packing and to finish the big bottle of cold coffee I bought the day before. Hah!DSC_0010

Checked out, then took the short route to Hiroshima Station!! I wished Google Maps had shown me this route before. It was a much easier route than walking through all those back passages… but if I didn’t, I think I would have missed a lot on the way to the hotel.DSC_0012

This time I was able to reserve a seat going to Shin-Osaka. DSC_0013

My train wasn’t available for a while, so I walked from one end of the station to the next…

Was still waiting for my 11.54am train! Long wait! But if I didn’t arrive early, I would have missed the opportunity to reserve my seat.


In Hiroshima, you have t be careful where the carriage signs are… so it depends on which train you take is where the carriages will stop.DSC_0017

There were actually many seats available in the reserved carriage… so they could have given me a three seater… nevermind! This was the last time I was going to use the Shinkansen… At first I liked it, but after using it for the third time now, I felt a bit sick of it. LOL… My lunch on the train consisted of a beef and horseradish sandwich and a Thunder chocolate biscuit. 😊DSC_0018

And hello again to the Hello Kitty Shinkansen! I was destined to see this again!! Amazing opportunity… Thank you Hiroshima for putting me on this train!!


After getting off at Shin-Osaka, I had to get another local train to Osaka. There is a difference with the two stations…. just be aware of that! Then when I got to Osaka, I got lost again when using Google Maps… it took me a while to get to the hotel – and I was so desperate for the toilet…. DSC_0021DSC_0022

Arrived at the hotel, in the middle of checking in, I had to desperately go to the loo… The check in time was too slow…

Then I got my room card for the 10th Floor… I got the train track view. I was wondering whether I would be able to sleep there for 3 nights.DSC_0026

After settling in, it was again time to go and explore the city… Got on a local train and then got off at Dotombori.

It was mid-afternoon, so I had a lot of time to explore…

This area is filled with shops…

When I had arrived in Japan, they had announced the new era of Japan, the Reiwa Era (令和), so I had already seen a weeks worth of these signs in Japan…


Lots of shopping arcades in Osaka!! But what I wanted to see is Glico Man…

In the midst of waiting for nightfall to come, I went to eat in Lotteria which is right next door to Glico Man. I bought the Kobe Beef Burger meal. The beef melts in your mouth… It’s really smooth. Think this was a limited edition burger because I can’t find it on their website.  The fries were too salty… and I think I liked their fried chicken! DSC_0059DSC_0060DSC_0061DSC_0062

Address: Japan, 542-0071 Osaka, Chuo Ward, Dotonbori, 1 Chome−10−1

Website: https://www.lotteria.jp/

As I sat eating my meal… there were a couple of models doing a fashion shoot of the suits they were wearing… Not sure which brand they were posing for.

After eating, it was back to see Glico man again… He wasn’t ready to be lit up.


So back into the shopping areas for an hour or so… Reminded me of Piccadily at night.

Finally nightfall came, but Glico Man didn’t light up… I was so disappointed… Hmmm… Another time in the future, I hope…DSC_0080

Time to eat a small dinner… 7Eleven food!DSC_0085

End of Day 11.

Court Hotel – Hiroshima, Japan

In Hiroshima, I stayed in Court Hotel. It’s not a far walk from the station – about a 15 minute walk if you come out from the right side of the station (I think it’s the north side you need to get out from… or was it the south?) LOL.

It’s very close to the river, but very far to the tourist sites. Just make sure you know all the public transport routes beforehand… I had no clue, so I was checking Google Maps everyday.

The room is very neat and tidy but very old fashioned. You might spot some dusty parts in the bathroom… It felt like a hotel room from the 80’s and 90’s. Modern but old at the same time. Bed is extremely comfortable… I slept quite well.DSC_2725

Bathroom looks a bit old, but at least it’s clean.DSC_2726

A nice stay at this hotel!

Address: 7-8 Kanayamacho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0022, Japan

Website: https://www.courthotels.co.jp/en/hiroshima/

Lost in Japan, Memoirs of a Geek: Day 10 – Miyajima and Hiroshima Style Okonomiyaki

Oh dear, we have a Joker as our Prime Minister… Farewell, he says to Camberwell. MummyGeek seems to like him – because he jokes a lot (in an attempt to be serious at the same time)… And then I thought, the Joker PM sounds like Mr Stingy when he becomes too excited about a topic. [MY SERIOUS FACE IS ON  😠 ].

Monday 8th April 2019

Late-ish start to the morning. I slept quite well, and didn’t want to get up so early to be honest. Went down to breakfast, and the staff lady was behind the back cleaning… She probably thought I was Japanese… There wasn’t much that I liked, or some of the foods look as if they were there for a tiny while… But the coffee was great, too bad it was in a small cup.DSC_2817

After breakfast, I handed my room key in to get it cleaned and to get my breakfast ticket for the next day, I took a bus, walked a bit and then rushed for the boat to my next tourist destination, Miyajima. The people selling the tickets got me confused when I was buying my tickets because I didn’t know what time I was going to return… so in the end I did buy an open return ticket for ¥3600. This route is great if you don’t want to take the overcrowded JR Ferry.

Website: https://www.aqua-net-h.co.jp/en/heritage/route.html


Arrived in Miyajima after an hour on the boat… You’re allowed to be on the upper deck for a few moments to take pictures, but you need to go back to your seat as soon as they arrive to the shores.

Best thing about being to the tourist sites early is seeing the sites without too many people around… I think even the deer were happy to see humans about to feed them…


First thing when arriving to Miyajima is to walk to the famous floating tori gate. This is one of the tourist sites I have always wanted to go to!!!! I have been dreaming of going there for a long time. 😍😍😍


I walked around the island after being awed by a tori gate in the ocean… The old town was spectacular with all the cherry blossoms in bloom.


I ended up going through the route to the Aquarium as there wasn’t a lot of people about. I felt a little lonesome in the town…


And then I saw THIS lovely staircase… it looks like a familiar scene in an animé or manga… or maybe not… just looked so pretty from where I was standing. I even bowed at the shrine at the bottom of the staircase to pay my respects.


More walking and then back around I go.


Now I started returning back to the ferry… almost spent two or three hours at the island… it’s not fun when there’s no-one with you to look around.

Then I saw this and took a picture of this funny ad. “Deer Love Beer!?”… LOL!!!


I saw a stand earlier selling curry bread with oysters inside. So I bought two, they were quite cheap… I ate them whilst looking out at the sea. Food moment!!  😋😋😋 They were amazing!


And then back to Central Hiroshima I go… Back on the boat… This time it wasn’t crowded. It’s always best to go back before everyone else decides to do the same thing. LOL!


Now back in Hiroshima, I decided to go and take a small walk along the riverside to ease away my bumpy ride back.

I went around the shopping district… I could have bought a lot of things, but I decided to keep my money in my purse… I love Dragon Ball, so I had to take a picture of Goku. DSC_2970

Back to the hotel I go…DSC_2972

I think I went around another back street around the hotel area, I saw a convenience store, so I bought wasabi crisps, sushi and black coffee before dinner… I think I started watching Korean shows on my phone for the rest of the afternoon. 😅DSC_2974

And local dinner… Okonomiyaki Hiroshima style… This place is directly across the street from the hotel. Don’t think they are open on Sundays.DSC_0009DSC_0001DSC_0002DSC_0003DSC_0004

The Hiroshima style is totally different. The food is layered rather than mixed like the Tokyo style. Pretty good stuff. DSC_0005DSC_0006~01DSC_0007DSC_0008

In the end, the cook gave me the bill price… Think he thought I was Japanese too. My brain was kind of scattered, and I had forgotten all my Japanese numbers at that point. Hahaha…. I think it was around ¥1500 … around there more or less. Think the owner and residents realised I was a tourist. Hahahahah. At least they tried to talk to me in English. Kekekeke.

Address: Smile Okonomiyaki, 2-10 Kanayamacho, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0022, Japan

Spent the rest of the evening watching Korean stuff… and making sure I went to bed early for the next destination!

End of Day 10.

Lost in Japan, Memoirs of a Geek: Day 9 – Kyoto to Hiroshima

Sunday 7th April 2019

Got up early. Time to go to my next destination – Hiroshima. Wish I could have stayed in Kyoto for a tiny bit longer, but I think that might have to be another time in the future.

When I got to Kyoto Station, I couldn’t book a seat to Hiroshima – I think it was because it was a Sunday, and there were too many people coming and going. So I had to wait a long time to go from Kyoto to Shin Osaka… I don’t understand how Japanese people read their train times, so I relied on Google Maps a lot! Spotted a Ninja train in the meantime…DSC_2710

When I got to Shin-Osaka, I was going to get the next Sakura train to Hiroshima – but wasn’t sure if this Hello Kitty Shinkansen was going there – I decided not to get it just in case it didn’t go to Hiroshima. Think I was quite lucky to see it up close and personal… 😁

Because I couldn’t reserve a seat, and I also missed breakfast, I decided to buy my brunch sandwich. Tonkatsu sandwich. Decided to eat it at the station there and then so that I didn’t have to eat it on the train. People were kind of staring… But I think they realised what I was doing. Hahahaha.


Got on the next available Sakura train with my JR Pass in the non-reserved carriage. Quickly found a seat. Luckily it was empty because in all the next stops it was so busy, and a lot of people had to stand.DSC_2715

Arrived in Hiroshima… and I tried to follow Google Maps to the hotel… But it showed me a very odd way. Maybe because I was at the wrong end of the station… I followed the odd route anyway.DSC_2717

Google Maps showed me a very long windy way to get to the hotel… But it was worth the scenic river view… And I loved how the locals were having their spring get-togethers, singing, and having BBQ’s on this day. Hiroshima already felt like a more relaxed town compared to Kyoto and Tokyo. I think if I ever move to Japan, I would live in Hiroshima. Peaceful town!


After check in I went back out to find food… The back streets were really quiet, I guess the people in Hiroshima like to be quiet people during the day. Or maybe Sunday is just a day to rest for most.


Using Google again (it became my best friend on this entire trip) I found this ramen bar which is about a 20 minute walk from the hotel called Ramen Sen no Kaze ラメん千の風 literally meaning “ramen thousand winds”.


It’s a small decent ramen bar. There were already a few customers who had finished and were leaving… so I was practically by myself. A lot of Japanese people and tourists were queuing up for bubble tea and other foods around the area… DSC_2736

Kirin beer with a small glass (I guess the owner wants people to take their time drinking) with a bowl of salad.DSC_2737DSC_2738DSC_2739

Added some gyoza onto my order…DSC_2742

Then my bowl of ramen came out with some extra chashu… Wow!! The chashu were extra thick. The soup was really creamy and a little spicy at the same time. I couldn’t leave the place without drinking the whole bowl of soup… It’s a must!DSC_2741DSC_2744DSC_2745

Think I spent around ¥1600 (~£11.03). Mega cheap!!

Address: 4-18 Tatemachi, Naka Ward, Hiroshima, 730-0032, Japan

After the ramen I went for a long walk around Hiroshima. Got to see the Atomic Bomb Building. Wow. Couldn’t believe I got to see this!


More walking… I was actually really tired, but I only had two days to explore the city.


Then I had a look at surroundings of Hiroshima Castle.


I looked at the castle and contemplated whether to walk up 5 floors in Hiroshima Castle. My feet were tired. After more than a week in Japan, I was already weakened with the amount of hills and long distance walking. If I knew the areas a bit more, I think I would be able to take public transport more easily. 

So I bought a ticket and went in the castle… 🙃 All the way to the top!

Then all the way back down.

I walked all the way back to the hotel… it was a long walk!!


Still full from the ramen… I went to the nearest convenience store. Bought sandwiches and a pudding for dinner. The strawberries and cream didn’t have many strawberries in the sandwich…



End of Day 9.

Ark Hotel – Kyoto, Japan

Ark Hotel is situated in Nakagyo Ward in Kyoto. It’s not far from Kyoto Station, but you have to change from Karasuma Station and then change for the Hankyu-Kyoto Line. Get off at Omiya Station. Just make sure not to get the fast train, as it will take you all the way to Osaka!DSC_2260

The room is nice and clean. It looked a bit old fashioned compared to the hotel in Hakone and Tokyo. The window has double handles… I couldn’t open the window because I didn’t see the other handle!DSC_2263DSC_2264

Thankfully the bathroom has a laundry line! I wish all hotels had this. It’s easy to wash and dry your clothes.DSC_2265

Staff are friendly. And they will make an effort to speak a bit of English… But I think if you throw in a bit of Japanese words to indicate that you understand, I think it will help. Just say “wakarimasu わかります”  I understand or “wakarimasen わかりません” I don’t understand.

I went for the eco-friendly service, where you get vouchers to get a free drink from their drinks machine on the ground floor. What they do is clean the bins and the bathroom, towels are not changed and beds are not made. This is ok for me!

The view from the window is not bad… but I was facing the main street, so I could local officials making their way around town for their local elections. Oh it was noisy!!DSC_2399DSC_2400DSC_2404DSC_2405

I liked this hotel, it was near a lot of stations, shops and restaurants. Wished I could have stayed a little longer!

The only problem I had was locating the breakfast bar… LOL!

Address: 1 Mibukayogoshocho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8811, Japan

Website: https://www.ark-hotel.co.jp/kyoto/