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Japan’s central region including Kyoto and Osaka, and is the second most populous area

Journey in Japan Part 20: From Deer To Eternity

Today I have a rough plan. A day trip to Nara, with a stop on the way at Uji. Last night I arranged to...

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...

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...

Journey in Japan Part 23: Height of the Lifting Tread

Today I wake up at 4 am. My sleep pattern is so messed up from a week in a fourteen bedroom dormitory room; always being...

Kobe Tower – Kobe, Hyogo

Kobe Tower stands at 108 metres tall and is the highest structure you will observe skirting the port town. Featuring a see-through glass floor...

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...

Osaka Castle – Osaka’s Famous Landmark

The one major landmark you can be sure people in Kansai hold in high pride is Osaka Castle, perched upon a raised platform and...

Kinkaku-ji – Kyoto’s Golden Treasure

Kyoto is a traveller's paradise for Buddhist temples and shrines (like Kinkakuji) and heralded as the Traditional Capital of Japan, the number of tourists...

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...

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...

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