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Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Travelling Adventures in and around Kyoto! &emdash; Takino Waki Magai Butsu (滝の脇魔崖仏) in Shigaraki-cho, Shiga!
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Imakumano Shrine (新熊野神社) Founded by Emperor Go-Shirakawa (後白河天皇) in 1160 in Kyoto! &emdash; Imakumano Shrine (新熊野神社) Founded by Emperor Go-Shirakawa (後白河天皇) in 1160 in Kyoto!
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Setsubun at the Heian Shrine in Kyoto! &emdash; Setsubun at the Heian Shrine in Kyoto!
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Discovering Nara City in Japan! &emdash; Kikō-ji Temple (喜光寺) founded by Monk Gyoki (行基) in 721 in Nara!
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: The
Kyoto-Nara Dream Trips: Nagashima Spa Land (ナガシマスパーランド): An Unforgettable Experience! &emdash; Nagashima Spa Land (ナガシマスパーランド): An Unforgettable Experience!

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by / on March 21, 2014 at 9:18 pm / in Aodani Bairin, Baikasai!, Joyo, Local Gems, Matsuri-Festival

Plum Blossom in Joyo City: Aodani Bairin!

Spring is almost here and its time to celebrate! Soon the sakura season will commence and Kyoto, and for that matter every town big or small, will be packed with people enjoying the start of spring. Before that though, there is another matsuri that is held all over the country, the plum blossom festival or the bairin matsuri. A few […]Continue reading «Plum Blossom in Joyo City: Aodani Bairin!»

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by / on March 14, 2014 at 8:57 pm / in My Travels, Shiga-ken

Travelling Adventures in Shigaraki, Shiga-ken!

White day in Japan: Today is “White Day” here in Japan and for those who do not know what this meaneth, well, it’s the opposite of Valentine’s Day. On Valentine’s Day “Girls-Ladies and wife’s” give to us “men” chocolate. Cool right? Well, on White day we need to return that favor.For the occasion, I went with my wife to a […]Continue reading «Travelling Adventures in Shigaraki, Shiga-ken!»

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by / on February 18, 2014 at 1:47 pm / in Higashiyama-ku, Interesting Facts, Kyoto Temples-Shrines, Noh

Imakumano Shrine Founded by Emperor Go-Shirakawa in 1160!

Valentines Day in Snowy Kyoto: A few days ago, while driving to the north of Kyoto, I passed by the Imakumano Shrine (新熊野神社) on Higashi Oki dori about 200 meters from the Sanjūsangen-dō (三十三間堂) temple towards the Sennyu-ji Temple grounds. It was valentine’s Day and it was snowing. I have passed this shrine many a time but never stopped by […]Continue reading «Imakumano Shrine Founded by Emperor Go-Shirakawa in 1160!»

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