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Important historic sites covering Unesco, historic monuments and other national treasures in the United States from internationally from around the world worth visiting

Visiting a Gassho-Zukuri, Travel Photo Mondays#23

      Visiting a Gassho-Zukuri, 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.     Visiting a Gassho-Zukuri I’m going to take you back to Shirikawago in the Japanese Alps to go inside […]

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Shirikawago – Japanese Alps,Travel Photo Mondays #23

Shirikawago – Japanese Alps Thanks for joining us today, I’m taking you up into the Japanese alpine country to this unique Unesco World Heritage site called Shirikawago and adjoining Gokoyama. These small villages up in the mountain areas of the Gifu and Toyama prefectures contain the historic architectural style of grass homes called  Gasshō-zukuri or […]

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Fall harvest festival in Takayama

Fall harvest festival in Takayama, Japan

  Fall harvest festival in Takayama   The fall harvest festival in Takayama is worth putting into your travel bucket list when you visit Japan. This festival occurs twice yearly during the spring time and the fall for the harvest festival which I was lucky to visit.  Takayama is a small city that has retained its unique quality, traditions and craftsmanship […]

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Takayama, Japan, Travel Photo Mondays #22

  Takayama, Japan, 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.     This Monday, I’m taking you to the Japanese alpine community of Takayama, a historic and old city which celebrates the artistry and crafts […]

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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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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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