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The Onsen in the storm

JAPAN | Mon, 30 Jul 2018 | By chloebruce | Views [405]

It has rained all day today. Being the UK that shouldn’t be even worthy of mention, but it is the relieving cleanse of heavy rain after an uneasy prolonged heatwave, so with relief I say, it has rained all day today. Whenever it rains now, I mean ... Read more >

Tags: arashiyama, female empowerment, japan, kyoto, onsen

Travelling in Kyoto with a baby: Maybe don't do it

SINGAPORE | Sat, 4 Jun 2016 | By cisoux | Views [1197]

Well this blog has certainly not lived up to its name. But now I have a new impetus to write about my travels - my son Nayel. Especially since we have just taken our first trip together, and I (and LY) want to remember as much of it as possible because, ... Read more >

Tags: japan, kids, kyoto

Kiyoumizu in Kyoto

JAPAN | Wed, 23 Mar 2016 | By kakimono | Views [574]

On Friday we had a class excursion to Kyoto to make pottery. I love that that's a thing we can do. Not the pottery so much as just going to Kyoto for a class excursion. My parents were notably less thrilled about the entire thing, and advised me to ... Read more >

Tags: kyoto, middle schoolers, namesake, pottery, temple, views

No Translation

JAPAN | Thu, 9 Jul 2015 | By carlsbad_sven | Views [473]

Some gestures transcend language. I find the best ambassadors come from the general population of any given country. When I was on business in Kyoto one of our party lost his wallet in a museum. He noticed the missing object when it was time to pay for ... Read more >

Tags: hospitality, japanese culture, kyoto, language barrier


USA | Sat, 28 Mar 2015 | By gnome-san | Views [484]

All the world seems to be arriving to celebrate hana mimas, or blossoms we watch, hanami, speaking every language. the plums have been out most of the week and an occasional early blooming cherry, but today they started to pop, along with sunshine and ... Read more >

Tags: cherry blossoms, hanami, kyoto

Photos: My Scholarship entry - Tokyo to Kyoto: A very Japanese adventure

JAPAN | Fri, 31 Oct 2014 | By nickjackson | Photo Gallery | Scholarship Entry

Japan is a country I’ve always wanted to travel to. I wanted to learn more about the culture, visit the ancient temples and see the beautiful cherry blossom first hand. The latter seemed a good place to start my research as my trip would be timed perfectly ... Read more >
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Tags: 2014 travel photography scholarship, asia, asian, fuji, geisha, japan, japanese, kyoto, mount, tokyo

Kyoto, Japan

JAPAN | Mon, 8 Sep 2014 | By lmatejak99 | Views [725] | Comments [8]

Our first two days in Kyoto were spent touring around a ton of temples, shrines and palaces. We rented bikes from our hostel, Piece Hostel, for $5 per day and they proved to be a very efficient way to see a huge amount of the city. We biked around for ... Read more >

Tags: food, japan, kyoto, palaces, shrines, temples

Geishas in Kyoto

JAPAN | Sun, 17 Aug 2014 | By clare-tamea | Views [451]

We saw geishas!!!   Whilst we were in Kyoto, there was a special event we went to. Served with cold beer and green beans (yes, that's right, green beans!), we were entertained by Maiko dancers (Maiko are apprentice Geishas just completing ... Read more >

Tags: geisha, kyoto, maiko

Photos: Japan/ Trip to Japan

JAPAN | Tue, 27 May 2014 | By ciel | Photo Gallery

It was a trip from couple of years ago, and some of the photos were lost. However, everything still seems so visible from memory :)
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Tags: golden pavilion, japan, kinkakuji temple, kobe, kyomizu temple, kyoto, osaka

Visiting the Land of the Sun

JAPAN | Tue, 23 Oct 2012 | By chubipower | Views [526]

My first glimpse of Osaka is a mass of brownish buildings on a vast piece of flat land... curiously tucked amidst mountainous region and weaving rivers. My 6 hour 25 minute flight to Kansai International Airport was the quietest I ever sat on. There ... Read more >

Tags: japan, kansai, kyoto, nara, osaka

Hunting the Giant (Salamander)

JAPAN | Tue, 3 Apr 2012 | By escape | Views [4231]

I’ve been living in Japan for almost 9 months (sorry I haven’t posted anything until now). It’s a land of great contrasts and cultural complexity that many easily overlook and stereotype. In fact, if you’re not of the right disposition, this ... Read more >

Tags: andrias japonicus, giant salamander, japan, kyoto, salamanders

Nomads on the Road - Alicia Explores Japan

JAPAN | Tue, 10 Jan 2012 | By nomads-news | Views [4645]

Alicia Smith is the Programs Marketing Manager at World Nomads and recently returned from adventures on the road.  Where did you go?  I went to Japan. We had 10 days to explore so decided to just pick two cities and spend some time getting to know ... Read more >

Tags: food, japan, kyoto, nomads on the road, tokyo, travel

busy days

JAPAN | Mon, 18 Apr 2011 | By jess_dan | Views [1019] | Comments [2]

Dear All,  It's been a few days since I've been able to write the blog...weve been very busy..so busy that when we get back to our apartment we eat, sleep and rest!We moved from Osaka to Kyoto last Thursday. Were now staying at a small apartment in ... Read more >

Tags: deer, japan, japanese food, kobe, kyoto, nara, rokko

Photos: Japan

JAPAN | Tue, 5 Apr 2011 | By megh05 | Photo Gallery

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Tags: exchange, hiroshima, japan, kyoto, tokyo, travel

to tokyo and kyoto and…

JAPAN | Sun, 12 Apr 2009 | By itinerant | Views [644]

It isn't so long ago that I went to Istanbul, and although—to enhance my experience—I read Orhan Pamuk ahead of my departure and Pierre Loti while in Istanbul, the memories of the time spent there are fading, leaving behind static images of this ... Read more >

Tags: istanbul, japan, kyoto, tokyo

The kouyou (red leaves) of Kyoto

JAPAN | Tue, 25 Nov 2008 | By kurenai | Views [9642]

There is a reason to go to Kyoto in the autumn: kouyou , or red leaves. It doesn’t matter where you go or what you do, these beautiful multi-colored trees are all around you in various arrays of color: vibrant green, rich yellow and orange, ... Read more >

Tags: autumn, culture, fall, japan, kouyou, kyoto, red leaves, shrine, temple

Nagoya to Osaka

JAPAN | Tue, 18 Nov 2008 | By george | Views [3074] | Video

My robotic hopes in Nagoya were sadly dashed by the fact that the museum closed recently due to lack of interest.  I can't believe that anyone would not be interested in a building full of walking and probably talking robots, but there we are.  I ... Read more >

Tags: japan, kanazawa, kyoto, osaka, takayama, toilet


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