Journey in Japan Part 21: Gion with the Finned

Today is my last in Kyoto. Tomorrow I will go to Osaka for three days, before heading off to Nagoya. I still have one temple I want to see, a temple with a difference. I head...

Journey in Japan Part 19: Let’s Go To Space, Brother

Today I decide to check out another temple. I lazily take the subway train just one stop, then change for the bus. The bus takes fifteen minutes and costs me ¥230. My destination is Rokuon-ji Temple....

Journey in Japan Part 18: Prelude to a Quiche

The Kaleidoscope Museum is literally a museum with a twist. There are fifty different Kaleidoscopes on display, from a growing collection of about 150. Some are very valuable, crafted by famous artists from around the world....

Journey in Japan Part 17: Cicadas of the Lost Park

Today I wake up at 8 am. I go outside and take a short wander. It seems that Kyoto is still sleeping. I return to the hostel to steal a few more hours myself. At...

Journey in Japan Part 16: Grandiose Encounters of the Third Class

I went a few days without any Internet connection so couldn’t post anything. Here are the last three days in summary: Friday – Fukuoka Today I met a German guy called Klaus. It is his very...