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Travel Blogs from Iwakuni
... the time of the construction of the Hiroshima castle in 1589, it was the biggest in western Japan. It was known as the "carp castle" and was built by the feudal lord, Terumoto Mori. It was destroyed by the bomb but was rebuilt in 1953. Although the tower was interesting to go in as it housed a museum, there really wasn't much else to see there. I then walked over to the Hiroshima Prefectural Art Museum. The ticket for this place was a joint ticket with ...
... trees, and moss before eventfully reaching a sign directing us toward the right location for the blossoms. As we rounded the corner we were delighted to find a wall of gorgeous mature, weeping cherry blossom trees everywhere. We were shocked at the variety of the sakura, with many new species we had not seen yet and a variety of different hues. It was truly magical and being close to full bloom, some pedals floated through the air around us.
After a wonderful day ...
... very reflective. October will mark the sixth year of working on the road. Being a big fan of Viktor Frankl and his work, I always seem to be in search of the meaning of my experiences. What can I take away from my road experiences?
I have learned lessons about big ideas through the experiences of many people living their daily lives. Instead of big ideas directing ...
Last night I met Yamilet, a girl from the Domnican Republic who was being shown round Japan by her Dominican friend living in Tokyo. So today we all ventured around Kyoto together. First stop was the palace but sadly only the gardens were open so we headed straight off to the Golden Temple (Kinkaku/ Golden Pavilion/ Rokuon-Jim Temple). It is a shariden which means it's a Buddhist temple which holds Relics of Buddha. It is now a world cultural heritage site and is representative ...
... way to the station i came across another 5 storey pagoda similar to the one i saw in Kyoto though on a much smaller scale. Next to it was a small Shinto temple which had a load of painting in the rafters - most looked very old but a few looked suspiciously new :P I suppose when you're that close to the sea your paintings will eventually get corroded by the salty air.
I carried on to the ropeway - now the last ropeway i ...
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