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Temple-Hopping in the Thousand-Year Capital

When Monday rolled round it was time to move on to our next destination: Kyoto. After an early alarm, a speedy automated checkout and a breakfast pastry we bought tickets for the 08:05 Thunderbird Ltd Express service to Kyoto. 713 more words


Gion & Shibuya

Gion and Shibuya; Gion is a district of Kyoto and Shibuya is a special ward of Tokyo. We spent two weeks in Japan dividing our time about equally between Tokyo and Kyoto. 1,615 more words

Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺) "Pure Water Temple"

I want this Blog to document my move to Japan, a “fish out of water” experience. But it’s not as if I’ve never visited. It is the beautiful experiences with the country, people and culture which strengthen the siren call to make the big leap. 480 more words


Kiyomizu-dera, Maples of Light

Still reeling from the beauty of Arashiyama, we got several more gallons of beautiful tossed brutally into our faces. Sigh… you know, I might just transpose my diary entry over here, because I’m having a little case of writer’s block. 1,006 more words


[June in Japan] Day 1 in Kyoto

Good afternoon to this fine Sunday!

It’s been a really relaxing day for me so far. I’ve planned to do absolutely nothing and have managed to do that so far xD However, I thought that I’d better get on with some entries so this blog won’t be so abandoned. 2,396 more words