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A Weekend in Kyoto

Two weeks ago two national holidays here in Japan fell in such a way that many people, myself included, had a 5 day weekend. This holiday weekend was called “Silver Week” after the “Golden Week” holidays in Japan in the spring. 1,142 more words


Equinox posts

Just a quick FYI that I’ve got my Spring Equinox ritual, omen, and draft essay notes up over at my DP blog, starfire river tree… 351 more words

Weeks 19 and 20 (20th June-1st July) – Japan

Getting from Vanuatu to Tokyo was a bit of a jaunt—unsurprisingly, there are no direct flights. After a 4.30am start, our first flight was the unexpectedly pleasant Air Vanuatu to Sydney, where we had the joy of getting the passport stamps we’d missed the first time round, then the disappointment of realising we didn’t have enough time to go into the city—probably the best city in the world—so we admired it from afar. 2,049 more words

Great Buddha


Osaka is a great city, but I found there wasn’t a huge list of must see’s for the city. So when I ran into two friends who had just come from Osaka and was told Koyasan is a must, I decided it was best to give it a shot. 931 more words