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The country of Japan is represented by the various districts, cities, towns, special zones and Unesco sites, the people, food, culture and unique attributes to each area within the country

Nijo Castle in Kyoto, Travel Photo Mondays #21

Nijo Castle in Kyoto, Travel Photo Mondays #21

Visiting Nijo Castle in Kyoto, Japan Touring the grounds of Nijo Castle Today I’m taking you on a tour of Nijo Castle in Kyoto is centrally located in the city and was built 1626 for the current Shogun of Japan. Even though Edo (Tokyo) was the capital, Kyoto and this castle was the home of the imperial family and shogun […]

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Beautiful gardens of Kyoto

Golden Temple at Kyoto,Travel Photo Mondays #20

  Golden Temple at Kyoto for Travel Photo Mondays It’s Monday morning, time to enjoy some gorgeous travel photography and inspiration from around the world. Let’s banish those Monday blues by sharing gorgeous imagery and story telling.    Golden Temple or Kinkaku-Ji at Kyoto   The Golden temple or Kinkaku-Ji in Kyoto is a beautiful Buddhist temple made […]

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Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto,Travel Photo Mondays #19

Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto,Travel Photo Mondays            Visiting the Fushimi Inari Shrine early morning Today I’m taking you on a visit to this amazing place In Kyoto, Japan. The temple at Fushimi Inari is very unique in Kyoto, it was created for those worshipping Inari – the god of rice and sake.  Also […]

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Looking for Geishas in the Gion and Pontocho, Kyoto

Looking for Geishas in the Gion and Pontocho, Kyoto

Looking for Geishas in the Gion and Pontocho, Kyoto   Geishas are very elusive and difficult to spot in Kyoto even though there is a larger percentage of them working in the various restaurants and establishments in the ‘geisha districts’ of Gion and Pontocho.  The typical visitor is unlikely to see them entertaining in these exclusive establishments – […]

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Temple of the silver pavilion in Kyoto,Travel Photo Mondays #18

Temple of the silver pavilion in Kyoto,Travel Photo Mondays #18

  Temple of the silver pavilion in Kyoto     Touring the Silver Pavilion in Kyoto during fall season This week, I’m taking you to Kyoto to the visit the Temple of the Silver Pavilion and the start of fall. Although it’s still a little early for fall colors in Japan, the leaves were already […]

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