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by / on April 28, 2015 at 8:36 PM / in Hiking, Out Of The Box, Temples-Shrines

Hiking Mt.Tennōzan in Yamazaki Town,Kyoto.

Exploring Mt.Tennōzan and Yamazaki Town: Today, (Saturday April 24th), was such a fine spring day here in Kyoto, I decided to cycle to Yamazaki town at the base of Mt.Tennōzan (天王山) in Kyoto Prefecture. Mt.Tennōzan and surrounding area are steeped in Japanese history, most notably the Battle of Yamazaki (山崎の戦い) in 1582. In the “Honnō-ji Incident” Akechi Mitsuhide (明智 光秀), […]

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by / on January 31, 2012 at 5:04 PM / in Akame-shujuhachi-taki, Mie-ken, My Travels, Out Of The Box

Akame Shijuhachitaki Falls!

    Went to Akame Shijuhachitaki Falls (赤目四十八滝–Akame 48 Waterfalls) today…a definite out of the box adventure. Enjoyed the hike, onsen and local delicacies! Here’s a bit more about these waterfalls: Akame Shijuhachitaki Falls is a collective name for numerous big and small cascades in the valley of about 4km length, situated at the upstream of Taki River that flows at […]

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by / on October 17, 2011 at 9:06 AM / in Blazing the Yamabushi Trail!, Kyoto-Fu, Out Of The Box, Wazuka-cho

Blazing the Yamabushi Trail!

Today we (October 11,2011) — my daughters and I — decided to try our hand at hiking Mt. Jyubu, which we visited a few days ago. Arriving there, we encountered a light rain, but undaunted, we decided to try trekking a bit to see what we were getting into — little did we know. The fee for entering Mt. Jyubu […]

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by / on October 6, 2011 at 9:39 AM / in Hiking, Kyoto, Kyoto-Fu, Out Of The Box, Sōraku County, Wazuka-cho

Kontai-ji Temple on Jyubu Mountain in Kyoto Prefecture!

Today I went on an ‘out of the box’ adventure to  in Kyoto on Mount Jyubu near Wazuka-cho in Soraku-gun. Relying heavily on the help of i-pad navigation, we arrived at Mount Jyubu, and as my daughter will testify, the road winding up the 685 meter high mountain was full of fear and excitement (mainly fear on her part). Parking […]

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by / on June 17, 2011 at 3:06 PM / in Featured, Sakyō-ku, Temples-Shrines

Climbing Mount Kurama (鞍馬山): 600 Meters of Steep Trails!

Kibune: Start of our adventure: The plan for our visit to the Kibune-Kurama area was to climb mount Kurama from the Kibune side, make our way to Kurama-dera, and then to descend at the Kurama village. The weather was perfect – it was a sunny day in May and it was to be the start of an exciting adventure. Across […]

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