Monthly Archives: September 2010

Getting Lost in Crazy, Crazy Tokyo: Fun!

     Travel books always say that it is inevitable that you will get lost in Tokyo –  a city composed of whirlwind of traffic and people, buildings standing [..]

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The Convenience of the JR Pass

     When my wife said that we would have to buy a Japan Railway (JR) Pass in order for us to get around Japan, it reminded me of [..]

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Nishiki Ichiba: The Kitchen of Kyoto

     Whenever we find ourselves in a new place, we are always  attracted to the fresh market of that city. We make it a point to discover  for [..]

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Ginkakuji Temple: Silver Pavilion

     Ginkakuji Temple, also known as the Silver Pavilion, is a Zen temple at the foot of Higashiyama mountains located in Eastern Kyoto. In 1482, shogun Yoshimasa built his retirement villa [..]

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Japan Railway (JR) Kyoto Station: Interesting

     I am not a very big fan of train stations. I always picture them to be a hub of non-stop commotion, extremely busy and dirty at times. [..]

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三十三間堂: Sanjūsangendō Temple

     On our first full day in Kyoto, we decided to visit just a few recommended temples and not ALL of them, unless we fall prey to the [..]

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Food in Japan: Oishi!

     Between me and my wife, it is she who does the food blogging best.  But while in Japan, I could not resist taking some food photos as [..]

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My Ultimate Experience in Osaka: Public Natural Hot Spring Bath

     It was not something I ever dreamt of doing in my life – taking a bath in public and with complete strangers at that!  But while in Osaka, [..]

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Fushimi Inari Shrine: Amazing

     On our way to Nara from Osaka, we made a brief stop at Fushimi-ku in Kyoto to visit one amazing shrine dedicated to the Shinto God of Rice, [..]

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The Wild Deer of Nara

     Nara Keon (or Nara Park) in central Nara, an hour away from Osaka or Kyoto, is the home of over a thousand wild deer.  They are considered [..]

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