Time to Say Goodbye

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After a lovely visit of Japan with Jason, it was time to part way yet again. He was heading on to Canada on a rather long flight and I was moving on to South Korea. There were quite a few … Continued

Word of the Day – Love Lock

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Lock left on bridges, fences and all sorts of structures – actually, it seems any structures will do. The lock bears the initials of the lovers and once they have thrown away the key,  their love should have become unbreakable. … Continued

Floating Gardens of Osaka

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When dearest J suggested we go see the Floating Garden Observatory in Osaka, he hadn’t realized these “gardens” were located at the very top of the Umeda Sky Building. At about a whooping 50th floor, it proved to be a … Continued

Oh deers…

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Feeding the deers at Nara Park has become a traveler’s favorite, with crackers easily purchased on the side of the street. Funny note, if you bow to a deer, the deer will most likely bow back to you. Well, they … Continued

Gion, Kyoto’s Geisha District

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The Gion district of Kyoto, a.k.a. the geisha district, is where you have the most chances to see a real geisha – a disappearing cultural phenomenon in Japan. Even if your chances of seeing one in the flesh here are … Continued

Word of the Day – Ryokan

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Traditional Japanese accomodations with tatami, futon on the floor, sliding doors, porch, garden and tea setting. Depending on the installations, bathroom can be communal or not.

Asakusa District

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Asakusa is mostly known for its temples. This district hosts Sensoji, also known as Asakusa Kannon, the biggest Buddhist temple of the city. There you will be able to see the well known Kaminarimon (Thunder Gate) as well as representations … Continued

Slices of Home in Japan

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J saw the golden M of the McDonald’s and had a question that would leave no rest to his curiosity. That was, how exactly are McDonald’s different in Japan than in Canada? Surprising coming from him, considering we rarely go … Continued

Game Over…

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Game Over… I’m coming home! This being said, there are a lot more posts coming as my adventures took me much further than Japan… I just couldn’t write fast enough for all the posts to come out before my return!

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