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Thatched Roofs and Vine Bridges

Another stop on my tour of Northern Shikoku was the small town of Yashima (屋島), Kagawa Prefecture at the foot a flat-topped mountain. About a 15 minute train ride from the city of Takamatsu on the Seto Inland Sea, Yashima was the site of an… 358 more words


Itsukushima Shrine on Miyajima Island, Japan

Just back from a trip to Shikoku in Japan, after a long delay in the incoming flight.

This post is intentionally short so as to allow me to catch up with matters which have arisen during my trip. 34 more words


#51: Stone Hand Temple

As I write this I am already back home in the States, after a week of travel that took me to Kyoto, Tokyo, London, and Paris. 396 more words


Bath noodles -- Do you know about this strange Japanese bathing custom?

As soon as my husband started building an iwaburo rock bath in our house, curious neighbors poked their heads in and asked, “When are we going to eat… 1,581 more words


Henro – dag 7

Op weg naar onze laatste bestemming voor deze pelgrimstocht, overwogen Matthijs en ik onze opties. Het gidsboek gaf zowel een kampeerterrein aan als een hut, maar met een week lopen in de benen en niet meer dan hazenslaapjes de voorgaande nacht, leken ons dat geen aantrekkelijke keuze. 1,003 more words

30 Days of Summer - 22/30

June 22nd

We woke up Sunday to a drizzly, rainy, grey morning. After spending a few hours in the local orphanage joining in ‘activity time’ with the kids, we set off on the road back to Matsuyama. 102 more words


Stage 12 - Ochi to Kochi

Ochi to Kochi sounds like cartoon characters playing catch but i promise it isn’t! A novelty in a tent, I actually managed a little lie in. 1,199 more words