4 Days in Kyoto

Jun 11th, 2013, 05:31 PM
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Craig, I love Kim's Japanese websites. This one is particularly interesting because of the amount of English used. I don't remember if you have seen the rikaichan add-on language tool which you can use with your firefox browser?
https://addons.mozilla.org/en-us/fir...don/rikaichan/
It will help with translation and give you and idea of what you are reading on a Japanese language page.

Another thing I like to do is fax my reservation requests when no one speaks English when I call for info. You will usually get a faxed response back in a couple/few days when an English speaking/writing employee is scheduled to work. I have made a few reservations by faxing in Japan's more remote locations and its still one of the most secure ways of doing business anywhere.

Aloha!
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Jun 11th, 2013, 05:55 PM
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and then I suppose you cancel the res... you just wanted to see if they would answer???
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Jun 12th, 2013, 06:05 AM
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Peter, I prefer to use Google Chrome. It has a built-in translator that isn't very good. However, I just found a version of rikaichan for Chrome which is available as an extension. It is called "rikaikun" and translates words when you hover over them. I assume that the Firefox extension works the same way?
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Jun 12th, 2013, 07:01 AM
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Yes, that's how it works. I use FF at home and GC at work.....go figure. I thought I remembered you using FF but that was a while ago now it seems....

Aloha!
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Jun 12th, 2013, 09:00 PM
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I don't know if I posted this Kyoto resource before. Its the NHK program Mapping Kyoto Streets archive. Each program has a map of a street and a list of notable establishments on that route.
For 2013 and 2012. Some fun stuff. I want to print these out next time I go to Kyoto.

http://www3.nhk.or.jp/nhkworld/engli...hives2012.html
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Jun 13th, 2013, 07:22 AM
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interesting site, thanks
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Jun 13th, 2013, 09:14 AM
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yes nice site kalihiwai2, mahalo.

Bob check the Sanjo Dori map near the Kamo river is where our machiya is located in Kyoto.
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