Monthly Archives: November 2013

Kinkaku-ji

So, my next post is about a place that is quite famous–Kinkaku-ji, or Temple of the Golden Pavilion, a Zen Buddhist temple that was actually rebuilt in 1955 after a fire, so it’s not the original.  To be honest, this … Continue reading

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Fushimi Inari in Kyoto [Image Heavy]

The weather here is getting colder and colder, but we enjoyed a lovely day out in Kyoto to see some of the more famous spots.  First on the list was the much-anticipated Inari Shrine.  Basically, if you google “Kyoto” and … Continue reading

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Gion Corner

This past Friday evening, my friends and I went to visit Gion Corner, which, as you may have guessed, is in Kyoto’s Gion district.  It was definitely a tourist spot–probably more than half of the audience was made up of … Continue reading

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Halloween in Japan

So, for Halloween this year, I went to the Bodyline store in Osaka and bought a red skirt.  I didn’t really think my outfit through, because after that I was like, “Well shit, now what am I going to do … Continue reading

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A Day in Kyoto Part 2–Gion and Kiyomizudera

Whew, so here it is.  The long-awaited second Kyoto post.  I have many other fun things to discuss, but first let me finish discussing our day trip to Kyoto.

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