Thursday, 1 October 2015

Excerpt Of 2015 Kansai Trip #4 - An Old Hotel In Toyooka

I had a race in Kyotango in Kyoto and I guess we were kinda late in reserving our hotel room nearby the race site and when we finally made the effort to do it, most rooms in the surrounding area were full. Didn't help that it was during the long Silver Week holiday too.

Plus it wasn't easy to find a cheap room that can fit the three of us and not paying through our nose for it.
Hubby finally found a room at a rather old and small business hotel in Toyooka that fits three for a mere 10,00yen.

Old as it may be, it was comfy and had all the amenities we need, including a wired internet access. And oh, a modern warm toilet too. Plus, everything worked! 

We arrived at 10.00am by train from Kyoto and had wanted to store our luggage first before heading to the race pack collection in Amino City. 

The front office was empty and there was a sign saying that the front office won't be manned between 10.00am-11.00am.

After all, as I said earlier, this was a small hotel.

So we decided to spend time at a nearby department store and checking the train schedule to get to Amino.

We returned to the hotel at 11.00am and left our luggage there, head to Amino and Amanohashidate before returning late evening to rest in our room.

An elderly man was manning the reception area and asked us the reason we were visiting the area. For a race, we told him.
Ah, you? He asked Hubby.
No, Hubby replied. Her.
Oh, okaasan is running. All the best, he said. 

He was at the front office the next morning and wished me luck for my run.

And later, when we returned :
How was the run, he asked.
Awesome, I said; giving him a thumbs up and a big grin.
Take your time and slowly go up the stairs, he kindly advised as we made our way to our room.

Such a sweet man.

And we didn't see him the morning we checked out, as instead a much younger man was at the front office.

Little gestures that remains in memory. ^^

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