Tag: japan

Tokyo

Tokyo

At the end of 7 days on the road, we arrived back in Tokyo to recuperate.  While distracted by great coffee and stratospheric pancakes (I have never had better, they brought a tear to my eye), fantastic yakitori with friends, a revelation dawned on me […]

Miyajima

Miyajima

Our stay in austere Koyasan was an interesting experience.  Highlights include being: (1) treated to scrumptious vegetarian monk food but then waking up at 2am to the growling of stomachs; (2) the late night tour of Koyasan’s cemetery with 300,000 sleeping souls which ended with […]

The only thing worse…

The only thing worse…

The only thing worse than doing something you hate is doing it again. So what am I talking about? I am now leaving Japan for the second time…. After a year of excitement Majestic castles Gleaming temples Dormant volcanos Mysterious graveyards Rugged mountain trails Blooming […]

Kyoto – Kinkakuji and Ryoanji

Kyoto – Kinkakuji and Ryoanji

The next day we went off to check out some more iconic Kyoto sites. This is probably one of the most spectacular.  This is Kinkakuji temple.  And that gold looking stuff on the temple walls. Its not gold foil. Its real gold. Probably quite a good […]