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When friends come to visit...(Part 1)

After my friends got over the initial shock of “you’re moving half way across the world?!!!“, that gave way to “omg, I’m coming to visit you in Japan” 772 more words


A Day Out in Nara and Kyoto

It was Peter’s first time in Nara and we had to make sure we visited the Great Buddha in the Todaiji temple which I did not the last time in my frugal attempt at saving money for the entrance as a student. 264 more words


Kinkaku-ji, The Golden Pavilion, Kyoto

I was asked the other day, what is the best time of year to visit Kinkaku-ji, and I was stumped for an answer. Just when would a visitor catch Kinkaku-ji at its best? 390 more words

TJE 36: A brief rendezvous with a dear country

Japan occupies a special place in my heart since it was the very first country I visited, it wowed me in so many ways, and basically the over-all experience living there was great. 276 more words


Kinkakuji by mclain

The famous golden pavilion in northern Kyoto.

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Kyoto, Japan -2016

Kyoto once served as the capital of Japan until 1868 when Tokugawa Shogunate ended and imperial rule was restored. Tokyo then became the capital. Kyoto has a rich history and still showcases much of what traditional Japan is all about through its amazing architecture, temples, and impressive Gion district. 66 more words