Spirit of the Forest
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Spirit of the Forest

Famous for many things, Japan is especially known for its sheer appreciation of nature. Shizen in Japanese, there are very few prefectures that are not surrounded by forests, mountains, waterfalls, hiking trails and the now changing colours that welcome the onset of Autumn. Wherever you may find yourself in Japan, a short ferry, bus or train … Continue reading

Asakusa Sensoji the Grim
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Asakusa Sensoji the Grim

One of Tokyo’s most significant temples, Asakusa Sensoji sits in the heart of Sensoji, Tokyo. Tokyo’s oldest Buddhist temple founded in 628AD, Asakusa Sensoji is a huge temple housing pagodas, gardens and the Nakamise-dori, a street leading to the temple that is filled with shops and restaurants for visitors to enjoy. Of the many captures … Continue reading

Amazed at Arashiyama
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Amazed at Arashiyama

Decoration, cooking, clothing, construction, agriculture, weaponry and instruments. Bamboo has a multitude of uses and is at the heart of the integral infrastructure that is Asian living. Relatively fast growing, durable and malleable, travellers to Asia should not be surprised to find their trips shrouded in the green shoots and rustling leaves. Beautiful and clean, … Continue reading

Rokuon-Ji the Golden Temple
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Rokuon-Ji the Golden Temple

One of Japans most popular attractions, Rokuon-Ji sits in the outskirts of Kyoto. A Zen-Buddhist temple dating back to 1397, the Deer Garden Temple is a National Special Historic Site, a National Special Landscape and a World Heritage Site. About a forty minute cycle from Kyoto station, it isn’t difficult to understand why many tourists … Continue reading