Journey to Japan v.4: More Temples In Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto

More Temples in Kyoto So, yeah. More temples in Kyoto today. Because we haven’t had enough of those. They’re all really beautiful, though, I promise. Totally worth it. We started our day by walking to Sanjusangen-do Temple from the hotel. 1,001 Buddhas in Sanjusangen-do Temple This temple features 1,001 gold buddhas. All in one place. […]

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Journey to Japan v.3: A Day In Kyoto

Imperial Palace in Kyoto, Japan

A Day In Kyoto I woke up sore and fatigued from a couple days of touring and hard walking. Mentally preparing myself for a day in Kyoto. 12 miles in two days doesn’t seem like much, but (1.) I’m jet lagged; (2.) we’re doing a lot of this walking with packs on; (3.) it’s hot […]

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Journey to Japan v.2: Sumo Wrestling in Tokyo

Tokyo-Kyoto bullet train

From Tokyo Sumo To The Kyoto Bullet Train IT’S SUMO DAY!!! And, yes, sumo wrestling in Tokyo is every bit as awesome as it sounds. But, of course, the day didn’t start there. It started with yet another curious Japanese modification to a standard American item, the Q-Tip. The Gaijin Education Continues I was looking […]

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