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Memoirs of a Geisha

KYOTO | JAPAN

AUGUST 2014

NINJAS!

NO SOONER HAD I STEPPED OFF THE PLANE INTO OSAKA AIRPORT THEN I WAS CONFRONTED WITH A GANG OF HOODED WARRIORS. 2,826 more words

Kiyomizu-dera

Kiyomizu-dera, known more fully as Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera is an independent Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. The temple is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) UNESCO World Heritage site. 903 more words

Temple

Self-critique (1): Awkward Compositions

The scenery of Kyoto, the old Imperial Capital of Japan, is an awe inspiring visual treat that never fails to exact the ohs-&-ahs of travelers. The Japanese people are so adept at welding Mother Nature’s herbarium with their meticulously maintained garden that it becomes hard to distinguish the fine thread separating the nature from the nurtured. 376 more words

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Japan: Day 5 - Kyoto (Part 1)

Kyoto is one of my favourite cities in the world. This is actually the second time I’ve visited this beautiful city but the last time I visited it I was seeing it through the eyes of a teenager on her first overseas trip. 454 more words

Japan

Bound to be a sight to see

So the days slipped away, the morning dawned bright and brilliant and each evenfall followed crisp and clear.

But autumn was waning, slowly the golden light faded to pale silver and the lingering leaves fell to reveal naked trees.

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Kyoto sight: Kiyomizu-dera

Surprisingly, I loved Kyoto. I’m not much of a cultural person, the temples? Nah, not my cup of tea.

However, I think it was the subtle charm of Kyoto, the fantastic food and the gentle nature of the city that got to me. 136 more words

Kyoto Sight

Japan-Kyoto (Part II)

Pontocho: a scenic dining area along the river (right behind our hotel).  There were hundreds of restaurants within these little alleys.  We enjoyed sitting by the riverbank at sunset, watching cormorant birds fish and people walk their dogs.   497 more words

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