Travel Blogs from Tokushima, Japan

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Naruto & Takumatsu - whirlpool and zen gardens, Naruto, Japan travel blog

Naruto & Takumatsu - whirlpool and zen gardens

A travel blog entry by monkeybusiness

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From Koya-San we made our way to Shikoku island by ferry, where we headed to Kotahira. En route we stopped off at naruto to marvel at their whirlpools (or massive eddys) and takamatsu to wander about ritsurin park. Naruto is apparently famed for its ...

Temple 10 - Kirihataji - Day 2, Akizuki, Japan travel blog

Temple 10 - Kirihataji - Day 2

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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Temple 10 - Kirihataji - is 4 kilometers from temple 9, but with the new found power of Buddha working on her legs Simo felt up to the challenge!       The walk to Temple 10 is one of the nicer ones. It starts through built up ...

Fire Festival, Sanjusangen-do, Chioin, Heian Jingu, Rakuhoku, Japan travel blog

Fire Festival, Sanjusangen-do, Chioin, Heian Jingu

A travel blog entry by misocutlet

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... are, please read the caption of my picture of Hokoji Temple Bell Inscriptions), but you may be impressed by the largest temple bell of Japan in Hokoji Temple. It is 82.7 tons in weight and 4.2 meters in height. The admission to the temple is free. When I ...

Temple 8 - Kumadaniji - Day 2, Hōrinji, Japan travel blog

Temple 8 - Kumadaniji - Day 2

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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Temple 8 - Kumadanji - was 4.3 kilometers from temple 7. There are a couple of routes you can take here. The one we walked lead us through some nice built up areas, but whichever way you go you end up walking down a nice leafy road towards the temple, ...

on our bikes at last!, Naruto, Japan travel blog

on our bikes at last!

A travel blog entry by road_warriors

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... . And after all the drama of the past couple of days it was, in the end, really worth it to be riding our bikes in Japan, worth all of the blood, sweat and tears. We highly recommend it. Our first stop was the Naruto whirlpools. Off the coast of the ...

NICK: Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan travel blog

NICK: Tokushima

A travel blog entry by niknash

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... where we live) was called Iyo (that one before). Kochi (high knowledge) prefecture was called Tosa (ground help). Tokushima (benevolence island) prefecture was called Awa (flattering waves) Kagawa (perfume stream) was called Sanuki (praise scene) ...

Temple 9 - Horinji - Day 2, Hōrinji, Japan travel blog

Temple 9 - Horinji - Day 2

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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From Temple 8 we walked a little bit back the way we'd came until the path split to lead us to temple 9 - Horinji - which is actually only 2.4 kilometers away. The walk lead us through some nice rice fields but was mostly along small back roads as we ...

Campsite, river, sun - perfect! What will we eat?, Iya, Japan travel blog

Campsite, river, sun - perfect! What will we eat?

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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The next morning we took the first cross valley bus and headed north, where we'd seen another campsite on the map. It was another journey through many lovely, but scary winding roads. I wouldn't want to be a bus driver in the Iya valley!   The ...

Temple 7 - Jurakuji - Day 2, Shichijō, Japan travel blog

Temple 7 - Jurakuji - Day 2

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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Temple 7 - Jurakuji - was only about a kilometer from temple 6. We were quite happy about this because Simo's legs still weren't in the best condition. We were really starting to to wonder how much further we should really go. The walk between 6 and 7 ...

We found a great campsite :) It closes tomorrow :(, Oboke, Japan travel blog

We found a great campsite :) It closes tomorrow :(

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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After leaving Temple 11 we walked back to the train station (actually a helpful woman saw us lost and gave us a lift in her car, and also a packet of sweets!) We took a slow local train and a couple of hours later we arrived in the Oboke gorge, in ...

NICK: Naruto no otaku desu yo!, Naruto, Japan travel blog

NICK: Naruto no otaku desu yo!

A travel blog entry by niknash

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... not someone to be underestimated. He's a really positive character in a really cool cartoon (in our opinion). Ashleigh and I went to Tokushima to see the famous Naruto no uzu, or Naruto whirlpool. It's a tidal change off the coast of the small ...

Temple1-12 (aka beer's great after the mountain), Yoshinogawa, Japan travel blog

Temple1-12 (aka beer's great after the mountain)

A travel blog entry by pixiekatten

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... trees in the forest provided shadow. And with altitude came cold breezes. I think I passed the first Nanshou.. I am now back in Tokushima. I left here only 4 days ago but it feels like so much longer. On this evening the two cans of Asahi beer I bought ...

FINISH LINE!!, Tokushima, Japan travel blog

FINISH LINE!!

A travel blog entry by road_warriors

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... we`d finished lunch (and the sandwiches were quite tasty, by the way). He`s a very affable guy and he knows EVERYBODY in Tokushima. Big Brothers is the unofficial embassy of Tokushima and after a few days we could see why, because if you needed anything ...

SHIKOKU!!!, Tokushima, Japan travel blog

SHIKOKU!!!

A travel blog entry by road_warriors

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... so that`s what we did. We found the center of town in about an hour and a half and headed straightaway to the Tokushima International Office where the staff spoke great english and were very helpful. They let us store our extra stuff at their offices ...

Temple 11 - Fujiidera - Day 3, Kamojima, Japan travel blog

Temple 11 - Fujiidera - Day 3

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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...  helpfulness of its people, has been the best part of doing this Pilgrim walk. We would advise anyone who wants to see Japan in a slightly different way to seriously consider doing this. Even if you only do three days, as we did, you will see a ...

Tokushima, Tokushima, Japan travel blog

Tokushima

A travel blog entry by pixiekatten

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... 9.30am the rain had stopped. The heat had switched gear from hot to absolutely bloody roasting. It was time to have a look at Tokushima city. I went to the foyer to drop of my key and the very chatty and giggling middle-aged man behind the desk invited ...

Bussen rijden door gebouw te Osaka., Tokushima, Japan travel blog

Bussen rijden door gebouw te Osaka.

A travel blog entry by monchhichi

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... van een brug reden ze gewoon los door meerdere gebouwen. Kwestie van niet in de regen te moeten wachten zeker. Onze volgende stop was Tokushima, maar de rit daar heen was eigenlijk de activiteit van de dag. Het was dan ook een erg mooie rit. Onderweg ...

Temple 6 - Anrakuji - Day 2, Kajiyabara, Japan travel blog

Temple 6 - Anrakuji - Day 2

A travel blog entry by chibisimo

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We were walking to Temple 6 on the evening of the first day hoping to spend the night in the free accommodation. Simo's legs were getting worse (Jonny was worried but Simo was determined to continue - bravery or stupidity?), and as such we weren't ...

Kazubarashi, Oboke, Japan travel blog

Kazubarashi

A travel blog entry by tombery

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Als ich am morgen aufwachte, war es so kalt im Zimmer, dass ich meinen Atem sah. Japanische Häuser sind einfach nicht isoliert, und eine Zentralheitzung gibt es auch in den wenigsten Fällen. Als ich mich dann doch mal überwinden konnte das warme Bett ...

Naruto & Takushima, Naruto, Japan travel blog

Naruto & Takushima

A travel blog entry by tombery

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... einen ganzen Tag mehr oder weniger sinnlos Zeit verschwendet weil Lonley Planet falsche Angaben machte. Was ein Spass. Nunja, in Tokushima angekommen hatte ich dementsprechend auch nicht die Nerven und Lust dazu, einen der Tempel zu suchen. Zu gross war ...

Nihonglish, Tokushima, Japan travel blog

Nihonglish

A travel blog entry by pumptronics

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Each for all and all for each....as the co-op supermarket said in ...

Za Sanyom na Shikoku, Tokushima, Japan travel blog

Za Sanyom na Shikoku

A travel blog entry by mimiama

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Velke mosty po ...

Tokushima, fin du pélerinage, Tokushima, Japan travel blog

Tokushima, fin du pélerinage

A travel blog entry by surledep

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... longtemps que je ne m'étais pas payé la flotte. Et Tokushima dans la grisaille, ca doit ressembler à Dunkerque... J'ai tenté Tokushima by night. On n'a beau se peler le soir avec le vent glacial, elles sont toutes en mini jupes. Guy, t'as ...

2 Months, No Updates, My Bad, Ikawa, Japan travel blog

2 Months, No Updates, My Bad

A travel blog entry by ericgardner

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... and I'm really glad that I was able to go to Korea.   This past weekend was a little more relaxed. There was a concert in Tokushima City on Friday night and I went to see "Tropic Thunder" with some of my friends on Saturday night. Sunday was a ...

Baden und Essen und Baden und Essen und..., Kazurabashi Onsen, Japan travel blog

Baden und Essen und Baden und Essen und...

A travel blog entry by flureskaya

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Auf der Insel Shikoku waren wir zunächst im Iya-Valley, das als abgelegen und faszinierend beschrieben wird, aber vor allem ersteres ist... Um die faszinierende Seite der Gegend kennen zu lernen, müsste man vermutlich noch viel tiefer in das Tal ...

Spinning Water, Naruto, Japan travel blog

Spinning Water

A travel blog entry by russoae

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... is not even half the size during the Spring High.  An enjoyable day all around and I checked off another must do on my Japan list. “The strait between Naruto and Awaji island has a width of about 1.3 km (0.81 miles). ...

Happy rafting, Iya Valley, Japan travel blog

Happy rafting

A travel blog entry by matt-n-ida

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Singing rooms for rent by the hour, late night noodle bars and the road wider than a car with wing mirrors still attached are some of the things that haven't quite made it up the Yoshino-gawa river into the Iya valley. Ancient vine bridges, outdoor ...

Iya Valley, Nishiiya, Japan travel blog

Iya Valley

A travel blog entry by un_vieil_homme

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Nach Kotohira fuhren wir ins Iya-Tal. Dort hat es viele Steilwände und Flüsse, welche sich auch zum River Rafting sehr eignen. Anschliessend fuhren wir nach Kochi, wo wir übernachteten.    After Kotohira we drove to the Iya Valley. ...

The new Colditz for working on organic farms, awa ikeda, Japan travel blog

The new Colditz for working on organic farms

A travel blog entry by nessiedesigns

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... in Osaka now and I fly to Auckland tomorrow and then Perth on Saturday so my Ozzie adventure starts then (plus a hair cut!!!). To summarise Japan - dont come if you are a vegetarian as you will starve or you have to eat meat (I had to give in and eat ...

next stop, Dont, Japan travel blog

next stop

A travel blog entry by garyckw

next ...

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