kyoto Archive

  • View down to the Silver Pavilion

    Kyoto, Japan and the Silver Pavilion

    After my lunch outside the grounds of Tenryu-ji, I decided to walk to the bamboo forest right next to the temple. It's pretty impressive to be surrounded by tall, tall bamboo all around. One really interesting person that I might on the walking path in the forest was this Japanese artist.

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  • The Golden Temples from across the lake

    Kyoto, Japan and the Golden Temple

    This entry is actually going to be part one of a very long day in Kyoto. The city of Kyoto is littered with literally a dozen plus UNESCO World Heritage sites and I was going to try to see as many as I could in one day

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  • The edge of the temple

    Kyoto, Japan and Kiyomizu-dera

    Many stories and blogs have written about the Kiyomizu temple in Kyoto, Japan and here is another story. My story of climbing the hill past throngs of tourists and shops to reach the temple that looks over the city of Kyoto.

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  • Vending machine Steak

    Random Japanese Foods

    It was a mission of mine to eat a huge variety of foods in Japan as I possibly could. I ate sushi, tempura, donburi, and even fast food from corner stores like 7-11 or Lawson's. I've listed here some of the meals and snacks that didn't really belong to any other post.

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  • Artisan fans on display

    Kyoto, Japan and the Hillwalker Tour

    The many sites of Kyoto were too hard to try group into a coherent itinerary for one or two days. One of the things that Adam, my sometime Japan travel buddy, and I decided on was to do a tour of Kyoto with Johnnie Hillwalker. He came with some good reviews from various travel sites.

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    Kyoto, Japan and Fushimi-Inari Taisha

    Kyoto is a big town with a lot of sights to see. It is the cultural heart of Japan and with as many temples packed into this city as there are vending machines. That is saying a lot. With so many sights within the center of the city, I just had to point this tourist gem that is on the outskirts of the city.

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