Journey through the torii gates – Kyoto

Journey through the torii gates After a lovely day visiting temples the previous day, I was off to Fushimi Inari. To be honest, I was very curious to see what all the hype about the thousands of vermilion gates was about. I can just say that I was pleasantly surprised. I got off the train […]

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Journey in Japan: Temple hopping in Tokyo – Meiji shrine – Senso-ji temple

Day 2 Temple hopping in Tokyo (Meiji shrine – Senso-ji temple) After the busy day discovering Central Tokyo and Odaiba, my next step was to visit the two main religious building in Tokyo Meiji shrine and Senso-ji temple. Exploring Meiji shrine Meiji Shrine (明治神宮, Meiji Jingū) is one of the most important Shinto shrines. It was […]

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Weekly Photo Challenge: Bridge

Nihonbashi (日本橋) which means “Japan Bridge” is in the business district in Chūō, Tokyo and crosses Nihonbashi River.  The first Nihonbashi Bridge made of wood was completed in 1603 and the current twin arch bridge was constructed of stone on a steel frame in 1911. The bridge has been the kilometre zero marker for Japan’s national highway network […]

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Journeys in Japan: a Tokyo itinerary

Day 1 – Tokyo itinerary Tokyo, the most populated city in the world is magical and special not only because it blends perfectly with modernity and tradition but also the language and customs as well. It offers a great choice of shopping, fashion, entertainment, culture and food. Captivated by this country for years, I set […]

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