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Asia » Japan » Kyoto November 24th 2010

We did a booked tour that took us to Nijojo (Nijo Castle), Kinkakuji (Golden Temple) and Kyoto Imperial Palace. All were great places to visit.... read more
Nijojo (Nijo Castle)
Nijojo (Nijo Castle)
Nijojo (Nijo Castle)

Asia » Japan » Kyoto » Kyoto » Gion November 23rd 2010

We took the Shinkansen (Bullet Train) in the morning from Tokyo Station to Kyoto. After we dropped our bags off at our hotel, we headed to Kiyomizudera Temple. We didn't realise it was a public holiday, and there were SOOO many people! It was amazing! Some of the young girls dressed up in their traditional dress, and some of the boys wanted a photo with a blonde haired girl (me)! After Kiyomizudera we headed off to Yasaka Shrine, through all the little back streets of Gion. We basically just moved with the throng of people as it was so busy. By the time we made it past the Koadiji temple, it was starting to get dark. Fortunately, the temples and their gardens are lit up at night, so it is a really great atmosphere. We had ... read more
Our Hikari Shinkansen was going to Okayama
My JR Shinkansen ticket
Out the window somewhere

Asia » Japan » Mt Fuji November 22nd 2010

We did a Full-day Mt Fuji Tour. Unfortunately the weather was awful, but it was great nonetheless. Well worth the money!... read more
En-route to Mt Fuji
Mt Fuji 5th Station
Mt Fuji 5th Station

Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Shinjuku November 21st 2010

After a day out and about in Tokyo, we went to Shinjuku for dinner and then to Kabukicho, Tokyo's red-light district. Lots of fun and flashing lights!!... read more
Shinjuku at Night
Shinjuku at Night
Shinjuku at Night

Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Harajuku November 21st 2010

The Meiji Jungu (Shrine) and Harajuku are amazing. I'm so glad we visited both of these places. We were there on a day that children dressed up in traditional clothing, as did their parents for a traditional Shinto ceremony. Takeshito Dori is amazing at night - alive with lots of people and very bright!... read more
Meji Jingu
Meji Jingu
Meji Jingu

Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Ueno November 21st 2010

Ameyoko Markets are amazing! We went on the Saturday afternoon and it was really busy and just fantastic!... read more
Ameyoko Markets
Ameyoko Markets
Ameyoko Markets

Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Nippori November 21st 2010

Because we were going to Japan on a quilting tour, we stopped off at Nippori to get some good authentic Japanese quilting fabric!... read more
Nippori fabric area
Nippori fabric area
Nippori fabric area

Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Chiyoda November 21st 2010

We spent the morning at the Tokyo Imperial Palace..... The centre of Tokyo is quite quiet on a Sunday. Well worth the visit and a 'must' to add to any Tokyo itinerary.... read more
Tokyo Station
Area around Tokyo Imperial Palace
Area around Tokyo Imperial Palace

Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Akasaka November 20th 2010

We spent the afternoon wandering around the Asakusa Temple area - really fantastic on a Saturday afternoon! Lots of people and lots of things to see.... read more
Asakusa Area Lollies (Candies)
Asakusa Area Lollies (Candies)
Asakusa Area Lollies (Candies)

Asia » Japan » Tokyo » Minato November 20th 2010

Here are photos of Tokyo Tower and Zojoji Temple, Minato area of Tokyo. Both are well worth the visit... read more
Tokyo Tower
Tokyo Tower
View from Tokyo Tower




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