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Japan 2017 - Day 5

Day 5: Intro to Kyoto (京都)
Although Shinjuku station is so massive and seems to be the central transportation hub, the shinkansens (bullet trains) do not stop there. 768 more words


Kyoto - City of Solitude

Kyoto is Japan’s City of Solitude where old traditions heavily cling on to the unstoppable blocks of modernity. It gives you both the best of the past and present worlds, a testament that there is no need to sacrifice art and culture in order to embrace modern society. 251 more words



Taken at Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto, Japan.
February 13, 2016
Using Fujifilm XA2

Those girls wear beautiful Japanese traditional clothes. Aren’t they cute?


Kyoto - Welcome to Japan

Part 5

Kyoto was once served as the capital city.  Due to such significance in Japanese history and its value with countless temples, shrines, and historical structures, Kyoto was removed from the list of target cities during World War 2. 220 more words



Kiyomizu dera is one of the most famous temple in Japan. Founded in 780 on the site of Otawa waterfall in the wooded hills east of Kyoto. 331 more words

New Years in Kyoto

For my first New Years in Japan, I wanted to experience the authentic Japanese-style celebration of the holiday. What better way to do than head to Kyoto, one of the best places to be for the Japanese New Year? 547 more words


“Gold” named 2016 Kanji of the Year

This is the third time “gold” (kin, 金) has been named Kanji of the Year. 404 more words