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Cherry blossom rain in Kyoto

While in Japan we had seen some cherry blossom in Tokyo but it was really towards the end of the season there. However, when we reached Kyoto many more of the cherry trees were in bloom. 167 more words


Unwind and Renew at Fushimi Inari Taisha

The first time I laid my eyes on the beauty of Fushimi Inari Taisha was in one of my favorite visually stimulating movies, Memoirs of a Geisha (not a fan of how much the story-line changed from the book, but that’s a whole other story). 357 more words



There is an annual festival in my town, spanning a midsummer weekend. One of the attractions of the festival is a parade featuring floats created by the local neighbourhoods – each pulled along the main street by hand and topped with sets of musicians! 147 more words


Japan Travel (Day 5): Daytrip to Miyajima

by ozchinita
(Nov 30, 2013)

After the okonomiyaki lunch in Hiroshima, we went for a daytrip to Miyajima island.

We initially wanted to stay in the island overnight, but found the accommodations too expensive so did this as a daytrip instead. 228 more words

World Travel

Shrines (and shower gel)

Many of the earliest remnants that still stand testimony to the dawn of human culture are not fortifications, settlements or battlefields. What our ancestors decided to invest so much time, effort and energy into, that they still remain visible until today are sites of worship and memory. 730 more words