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Address: 948-10 Kitahira, Otsu, Shiga, Kinki, 520-0503, Japan | Hostel
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A travel blog entry by dizzyseren on Aug 16, 2014

... are "walk to where u can see fire". I chose a bridge, it's seems the safest looking cause the water is going really fast under the others. There are also people. Two boys stand next to me, one from London and one from Malaysia. We make a little team and have a beer. Everyone is looking and pointing at something and we really can't see what. We move an there is a giant kanji on the hill. To be fair this had be built up as some thing ...

Sendai, Nagoya, Osaka, Kyoto & Ferry Adventure

A travel blog entry by lmkuehnl on Mar 01, 2014

1 comment, 25 photos

... of the main support column, but that was not availed to us on that day, so we settled with going up to the observation deck which is below the west portion of the bridge and extends out over the water. There is one section that has a glass floor that can mess with the minds of those who don't like heights.

Next it was off to Himeji Castle (also known as the ...

Kinkakuji Temple, the farm, sushi and geishas

A travel blog entry by nangarner on Oct 21, 2013

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The rain stopped!

Kyoto is a spiritual city is home to a tremendous number of religious sites—nearly 300 Shinto shrines and 1,700 Buddhist temples.

We visited yet another temple, Kinkakuji Temple, another UNESCO World Heritage Site (we are seeing more of these on this trip than on any other!) each temple is unique and beautiful. The architecture, color, and spiritual sense in each one is a feast for the eyes and senses. Japan ...


A travel blog entry by kahdrill on Aug 21, 2013

... environment). We had a lot of interesting dishes (to me they were interesting and exotic. I doubt they were strange to Kōki-san). We had green soybeans, deep-fried chicken, grilled chicken hearts, deep-fried chicken cartilage, grilled fish with daikon radish, grilled chicken thigh with green onion, deep-fried whole small fish of some sort, white corn (which was very, very tasty!) and perhaps the most exotic of the evening: ...

Exploring Kyoto's temples

A travel blog entry by plentyofsunblog on Mar 23, 2013

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... Japanese lady who pointed us in the right direction. When we got to the garden, we got a lot of enjoyment from seeing the stone statues of Buddha and his disciplines, each craved with comical faces. This is supposed to calm the souls of the dead whilst relieving the grief of those left behind. There were about 500 of them scattered around the garden. On our way to Uji on the train, Rikki tried to teach me some more Japanese ...