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... covered in paper-mache which was collected in the form of written prayers and wishes from across Japan. The monk who initiated the construction spent the better part of his years travelling and collecting these prayers to be used as layers to create this beautiful statue. It was his hope that by erecting this monument he would bring an end to famine and earthquakes that plagued the area. He died before completing his project but the work ...
... heavy bag whilst I wandered around the hilly area. I began with the beautiful Ueno Castle. Sadly a lot of it was under maintenance so I wasn't able to take too many pictures properly capturing it.
Next I headed to the Ninja Museum, I made it just in time for the guided tour of the house displaying all of the hidden compartments contained in a traditional Ninja's home. This was followed by a museum dedicated to all things Ninja :) To finish ...
... end the day we caught up with two of Caitlin's friends in the area for a light show. We walked around with our beer and took in the beautiful displays then headed on for more food and drinks before calling it a night. We headed to our hotel in Nagoya and found a small room with basically just a bunk bed in it, though for $20 each it was more than fine.
Goal: Open my eyes whilst on the scary rides
Status: I did...well most of the time ...
With a spare day, we decided to get out of Kyoto and head
into rural Japan. So very glad we did, this was one of the highlights of our
trip. Ohara is a small village about an hour’s bus ride from central Kyoto. It
is home to several pretty temples including Sanzenin with its amazing gardens
and cool jizo statues (small stautes which are a common sight in Japan, that
are the ...
... Gas at $7.00 per gallon is also a good motivator. And even though this is the home to Nissan, Toyota, and Honda, most cars are small and boxy, unlike the branding we see in the US.
By noon, Victor had arrived with 3 suitcases and a garbage bag full of clothes and gifts in tow. Buying a cheap suitcase was now on our to-do-list. Lunch however, was at the top of that list and he had a sushi restaurant in mind. While I am ...
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