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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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Heritage city of Kamakura in a Day Trip from Tokyo

Visiting heritage city of Kamakura in a Day Trip from Tokyo Just an hour away from Tokyo, Kamakura is an ancient heritage town. With a sea beach and an island thrown into the mix, it has something for everyone. So for our first day trip out of Tokyo we headed to this Heritage city Kamakura to cover…

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Awesome 2 day trip to top 5 sights in Fuji Five Lakes area Japan

A weekend family trip to Mt Fuji Lake Kawaguchiko Lake Saiko Asama Shrine Wind Cave and Yoshino Sato The weather this year has been rather unusual. No summer, just rain. Apparently the second wettest season in recorded history of Japan. The wettest was the year 1961 when heavy typhoon triggered massive landslides destroying what was known…

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Autumn in Kyoto – Part III

Continued from before... for Kiyomizudera see Autumn in Kyoto Part I for Kinkakuji see Autumn in Kyoto - Part II Ginkakuji After Kinkakuji next destination was Ginkakuji. We wandered back to the bus stop, world heritage sign pointing backwards. Time for a quick time check. Finished lunch at the 1st floor small but cosy glass covered family run…

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Autumn in Kyoto – PART II

Continued from http://www.couchflyer.com/autumn-in-kyoto-part-i/ Kinkakuji Next morning we started early. Our destination - Kinkakuji, in the north west of the city. Subway seemed to be the faster option. From Subway Kitaoji station, it's a short bus or taxi ride. We were excited. Kinkakuji is said to be the living representation of the Japan seen in calendars and travel magazines. Established by…

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