In search of geishas
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We arrived to Kyoto in the early afternoon and were pleased to find out that our hotel was directly above the train station, in a building with a very impressive and unique architectural style. This building has several different stories with different features including a mall, an enormous food court, a movie theater and our hotel, the Hotel Granvia Kyoto. Our hotel turned out to be surprisingly upscale, especially since we had only paid an $125 per night rate on hotels.com. In fact, Yasu was surprised when we told him that we were staying at this hotel, especially when he heard how much it had cost us. Apparently we got a really great deal...
Our hotel's location was nicredibly convenient because it was right, smack in the middle of central Kyoto and across the street from the Kyoto tower, a Starbucks, several Pachinko parlors and lots of little shops.