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Kyoto part 1

It is time for that inevitability of any blog in Japan… The Kyoto trip. To do this, I will just go day by day. My friends and I took off from Tokyo station around 10am and arrived at Kinse Inn in time for lunch. 2,202 more words


Kyoto Autumn Not Yet

So we went to Kyoto last week in a mad-hope to experience Japan’s old capital with the autumn foliage.

Tokyo is all green.

No Koyo (autumn leaves) forecasts for Kansai region yet. 62 more words

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Kyoto: Of Geishas, Maikos and Matsuris

Kyoto was probably the city I was looking forward to the most on my Japan trip. I’d heard endless stories from fellow travellers about how Kyoto is the city which best preserved Japan’s cultural heritage. 1,533 more words

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The Phoenix Temple

Did the young monk guess
the fate to come
for this beautiful gilded bird,
the hordes who would trudge and sweat
through the stifling Kyoto heat… 96 more words


Kyoto Day 2 and 3: a written oracle at Kinkakuji Temple, my dango wishes come true at Arashiyama, and the eventful last meal.

Finally, my trip was coming to an end. After days of perfect sunny weather, the weather on Kyoto day 2 and 3 reflected my mood: cloudy. 1,187 more words


India's PM Modi in Japan -- "Strengthening Strategic Ties"

Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi is welcomed as he visits Taimei Elementary School in Tokyo, Monday, Sept. 1, 2014. (AP Photo/Koji Sasahara) The Associated Press… 1,145 more words