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Kinkaku-ji – Kyoto’s Golden Treasure

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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 to the Center of the Buddha

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It has got very cold as of late, but today offers rare blue skies and a warm winter sun. Today might be the last...

Journey in Japan Part 52: House of Red Leaves

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There is a famous phrase in Japan, “You haven’t seen real beauty until you’ve seen Nikkō.” So far on this trip, I haven’t really...

Journey in Japan Part 51: On the Other Side of the Mountain

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Today I have decided to take a break from city life. I have booked a night at a Japanese inn, known as a ryokan....

Journey in Japan Part 45: Head of a lion, tail of a dog

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The sun is shining, so naturally, I feel productive. I head over to Roppongi to visit the Tokyo Midtown Award. The awards are in...

Journey in Japan Part 11: Bike to the Fuchsia

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A cloudy day, but hot, with a cool breeze. The perfect day to cycle. Today I have a lot of motivation. My first stop...

Journey in Japan Part 6: Birds thrown around, bullets for hail

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The largest storm on the planet passed through Beppu last night. The storm had drifted a little south of its predicted trajectory, but we still...

Seven Gods Pilgrimage – Taitoku, Tokyo

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Lucky Number Seven Gods of Fortune Today I attempt to go on a pilgrimage. Seven different gods, seven different sacred sites. My first stop is Shingen-ji...