Hotel Lake Alster Alza Izumiotsu
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... Japanese Buddhism.
Kukai studied for two years at the Chinese capital Chang'an’s great Buddhist Qinglong academy, and became the protégé of the greatest of the monks, Master Hui-kuo. Along the way he learned Sanskrit, and translated classic Indian texts into Japanese. When he returned to Japan he was inspired, and using his newly acquired Chinese prestige he eventually became the head Buddhist priest in Todai-Ji, the main temple in Nara. ...
... day of the trip. We checked out of our Kyoto lodging and left our bags to take a quick day trip out of town to see Hemeji Castle. It only took an hour to get from Kyoto by Shinkansen, making it an easy destination to see with our JR pass. Despite the heat and absence of clouds, we had been 'burnt’ by misreading the weather in Japan and came armed with umbrellas. I didn’t feel much like lugging around an umbrella for the rest of the day, so ...
... bottle of Fireball whiskey we had bought up for him. He was stoked to see us and commented on how Sean had grown up since last year. We got talking to another Japanese customer and he asked how old Sean was. When we said 16 the bloke nearly fell fell of his chair. Funniest reaction I reckon I have ever seen. It was like we had just turned this guy's whole world upside down!
Quick pit stop at Ippudo for some Ramen and Gyoza and then lights ...
... that I didn't particularly enjoy but I am glad to have read it. For dinner we went to this little place that had great Udon noodles with beef and my favorite...Beef croquettes! I won't lie I started off with one but just had to get another one! These things are seriously amazing and I'm going to miss them terribly once we leave. As of right now we're waiting for our overnight bus so we say bye to Osaka until we return to it for our last night in Japan!
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... opposite. Worth a look, surely. It turned out to be a Kendo competition, I'm not sure how integral banging the feet on the ground is; whether it marks a feint, an attempt to intimidate as with the shouting or is part of the move. It's an aggressive sport, for sure, though like boxing, they end up close up, not quite holding on to each other but hand to hand, stick to stick, for quite a time. A great start. I got to the castle keep and was footsore so took a rest and ...
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