Tag: japan

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 […]

Kyoto – Kiyomizudera and Higashiyama

Kyoto – Kiyomizudera and Higashiyama

From my previous visits to Kyoto (2) it has always been my favourite city to visit in Japan.  Not that sure about how fun it would be to live there though, as it has a “small town” feeling to it.  I would probably die of […]

Stuck in the mountains – Takamine

Stuck in the mountains – Takamine

Continuing on from lunch (see previous post) we went off hiking another mountain. That is, until we had a little accident. Look closely at the below picture.     Here is a close up if you are having trouble seeing it. This is my friend, B. […]

Snowshoe hiking – Takamine

Snowshoe hiking – Takamine

So with winter ending soon and spring coming (Sakura!) my friends and I thought we better enjoy the last of the snow. And visit Takamine.  A couple hours out of Tokyo, this place is famous for its outdoor onsens.  More on this in the next […]