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The Kyoto Series

During the summer, I spent 4 days in Kyoto in the Kansai region of Honshu (as well as taking day trips to Nara and Osaka). I have wanted to visit this city for many years, so I was glad to be able to go. 375 more words


Kyoto Elementary School

An abandoned school in the mountains of Kyoto hardly anybody of the usual suspects has ever visited before? Count me in!

So far I’ve explored eight abandoned / closed / repurposed schools just in Japan this year, which means that I have to write about a deserted Japanese school about every two months to avoid that they pile up – more often actually, especially since the urbex year is far from being over. 378 more words


Eikando Temple, Kyoto

Eikando (永観堂, Eikandō), formally known as Zenrinji Temple, belongs to the Jodo sect of Japanese Buddhism. Located just north of the large temple complex of… 118 more words


Gemme nascoste di Kobe: Nunobiki

Essere basati a Kyoto e’ fantastico perché permette  di essere vicini a moltissime località’ del Kansai: Osaka, Nara, Uji, solo per nominarne alcune. Nel terzo giorno della nostra avventura in Giappone, decidiamo di visitare… 550 more words

Attrazioni Gratuite

Momiji: Escaping to Nature

As Autumn is coming again to Japan, the colours of the leaves are starting to change again.

Next to the stunning cherry blossoms of Japan, I personally think this is the next best season in Japan as there is so much to see and do under the fall leaves. 15 more words


An Osaka stopover

The last time I was in Osaka, nearly 15 years ago, the rows of cherry trees lining the riverbanks were in full bloom. Arriving by night, I spied walls of blazing neon through the windows of our tour bus, and a series of waterways carving their way through an urban labyrinth. 1,174 more words


Kansai de Ser Sexy

After a week in Tokyo, we head across to the Kinki region! Warring emotions on this! I feel, quite deeply, that West Japan is probably very r o c k i n g, but on the other hand – KinKi Kids! 550 more words