Author Archives: Jenny

Bye Bye Japan, we will miss you!

We had an evening flight back to Australia, so if we caught an early Shinkansen from Kyoto to Tokyo, stowed our luggage in lockers, booked onto the Narita Airport Express we should have a few hours to enjoy one more … Continue reading

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Gold and gaudy

Today is our last full day in Japan, so we packed a lot in! First stop was Kinkaku-ji [The Golden Pavilion], an absolutely beautiful building, situated next to a lake and garden. It is quite gaudy really, but quite astonishingly … Continue reading

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Heartbreaking Hiroshima

Today we visited Hiroshima; very lovely but also heart breakingly sad. It is nearly 400km away from Kyoto where we are staying, but quite a manageable day trip on a 300km hour bullet train! Rod’s father Innes was in Japan … Continue reading

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Groves and Geisha

Another beautiful sunny day as we set off on the train for Arashiyama. First stop was the beautiful zen garden of Tenry-ji temple; a beautiful lake surrounded by trees and slopes all carpeted with thick green moss. The garden exits … Continue reading

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High Quality Bambi

I have no idea what product this banner was for, but we spotted it in a shopping arcade in Teramachi, Kyoto; Well, today we visited Nara and there was certainly a lot of “High Quality Bambi” there; in fact everywhere. … Continue reading

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Tori Gates and Castle Gates

Today we visited Fushimi-Inari Taisha, a beautiful shrine just outside of Kyoto. It is famous for its 10,000 orange gates creating kilometres of paths up a mountain as well as 100’s of red-bibbed fox statues. Unfortunately there was some heavy … Continue reading

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Hurtling through space and time…

This morning we woke up in the historic ambiance of the Fujiya hotel but by the middle of the day were hurtling across Japan at speeds of 270 km an hour. An early stop on the local train had the … Continue reading

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