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Nijo Castle Must Visit World Heritage Site Kyoto – Part VI

NIJO Castle - Kyoto World Heritage Site Kyoto residence of Japan's top general in the Shogun era Built using double protective layers and a "singing" floor design to alert in case of intrusion World heritage site 20 minutes by train + 1 minute walk from Kyoto main Railway Station For Kyomizudera see Kyomizudera In Kyoto Part…

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Autumn in Kyoto – Part V Fushimi Inari the Shrine of Hollywood Fame

  Fushimi Inari 15 minutes by JR NARA line from Kyoto Shrine of Hollywood fame Series of red Torii or wooden gates are its main attraction For Kyomizudera see Kyomizudera In Kyoto Part I Kinkakuji see  Kinkakuji In Kyoto Part II Ginkakuji see  Ginkakuji In Kyoto Part III Tofukuji see  Tofukuji In Kyoto Part IV From…

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Kyosumi Garden Traditional Japanese Garden Tokyo

Kyosumi Garden One Traditional Japanese Garden In Tokyo One of the best traditional Japanese styles garden in Tokyo is in this sleepy east part of Tokyo, Kyosumi Garden. Once it was a private garden, belonging to Mitsubishi group. In the Meiji era this was the property of Mitsubishi patriarch Kinokuniya San. From then till now…

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Yozakura cherry blossoms in evening

Yozakura cherry blossoms in evening "Yozakura cherry blossoms in evening" is in continuation from previous issues on Cherry Blossoms in Japan. You can view via following links Celebrating-spring-cherry-blossoms-in-japan Ueo Park Tokyo - Hanami and the Lily pond Tokyo-water-sports-rowing-under-cherry-blossoms Yoru よる  - evening                         Sakura in evening =…

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Tokyo Water sports – rowing under cherry blossoms

This 10th April was the annual spring open day at Edogawa Rowing Club.  Winter is gone. Colorful boats were floating gently in the spring breeze under the mellow sun. Viewers gathered around the river side in tents under the cherry blossom trees. Edogawa - center for Tokyo Water Sports Edogawa was a low lying area, riverine marshy land. In terms of industry there…

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Spring Cherry Blossom festival at 1000 Sakura park Tokyo

Spring Cherry blossom festival at 1000 Sakura park Tokyo In Japanese tradition Cherry blossoms represent rejuvenation. After the bitter cold winter comes spring holding the hands of Cherry blossom. When it arrives it covers the neighborhood with gorgeous bloom. Somewhat akin to the old saying that tough times don't last forever. And when the good times finally come it…

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Spring Cherry Blossom Fest at Zojoji Temple Tokyo

The Spring Cherry Blossom Fest at Zojoji Temple Tokyo Origin of Zojoji Tokugaya shogun was the one most powerful samurai leader in whole of Japan. He was the real ruler, the chief of army. The reining monarch in Kyoto was monarch by title only. Shogun ruled from Edo, a region far away from the then capital…

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Ueno Park Tokyo – Hanami and the Lily Pond

Follows from - http://www.couchflyer.com/celebrating-spring-cherry-blossoms-in-japan/ Ueno Park Tokyo - hanami and the lily pond More than a hundred and fifty years ago, a fierce battle was fought on the hill of Ueno. The battle ended the reign of Samurai shoguns and restored the power of Meiji emperor. A new chapter started in Japan's history. It was the beginning of…

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Celebrating Spring cherry blossoms in Japan

Celebrating Spring cherry blossoms in Japan Petals fall. Float on the water beneath. A pink tinge covers the blue sky reflecting on the water. The pink cover shimmers, in the gentle breeze. It is spring, season of Sakura, the cherry blossom in Japan. As the winter bids farewell, the blossoms usher in spring. Starting from…

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