On a recent very wet day in Kyoto, I had to decide how to make the most of my time in that lovely city and enjoy it in spite of the inclement weather. With my list of possible diversions in hand, the process of elimination began. Shrines requiring…… Read More More rainy day sightseeing
With a city as densely populated as is Tokyo, you will travel through parts that run the gamut from serene to the madness of a human scrum. And along the way, the occupants of the city are busy pursuing their interests or in transit to a desired d…… Read More Varying levels of crazy
Sometimes it’s a good idea to think of plans that include sights other than temples and shrines, like the Toei Kyoto Movie Studio tour. Some of Japan’s best-loved films and dramas have been filmed using the sets on display here, including the upco…… Read More When it rains in Kyoto…
Nice, very nice. The ride is so quiet and peaceful ??? and the hikari from Tokyo to Kyoto (with a few stops) takes 160 minutes. While at a few stations, the nonstop train passed us in a blurry whoosh!, blink-and-you-miss-it fast. A great way to travel!… Read More Just how does it feel to ride the shinkansen?
The palace grounds were also beautiful in that manicured and artfully arranged way of Japanese formal gardens. This site is indeed worthy of its UNESCO World Heritage status.… Read More I heard the nightingales sing at Nijojo