Kyoto Station

Kyoto station is massive! One of Japan’s largest transportation hubs, Kyoto station seems like a city all its own, with places to eat, shop, stay, you name it.  There’s also terrace at the very top of the complex where you can relax and enjoy sweeping, panoramic views of the city. When we first arrived here […]

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Exploring Kyoto

Something I found fascinating during my last stay in Japan was exploring little side streets and alleys wherever we happened to be. Tucked away in bustling neighborhoods and often times barely wide enough for single-file foot traffic, these paths offer peaceful exploration away from the busier main streets, and are full of interesting sights. I […]

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Riding the Shinkansen

My friends in Kyoto tell me it takes them a good 9 hours to drive to Tokyo from where they live. We traveled the same distance in about a third that time on a Japanese bullet train, or Shinkansen, last week. These trains really haul! Check out the video posted above that I took from […]

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A Rainy Day in Kyoto

Bridget and I spent the entire day in the Gion area of Kyoto today. Here’s bridget taking a break with a can off coffee when…. Oh my goodness! Is that a Maiko!? Wow, a very pretty sight indeed. It was a beautiful day in Kyoto today. Rainy but warm, with overcast skies, which is PERFECT […]

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