Tokyo

Tokyo

Return to Tokyo 6-22-2012 9:09:18 AM After leaving our luxurious ryokan, we headed back to Tokyo to enjoy our last apartment (Airbnb) and our last week in Japan. We stayed in Shibuya and kept ourselves busy with long walks, eating onigiri (rice balls), and many other...
Hakone

Hakone

Hakone 6-20-2012 8:54:59 AM Wednesday, June 20th Finally. We made it to Hakone. But it turns out that the storm caused landslides, which restricted bus and train travel. Our hotel was on the side of a mountain, but we could not reach it. We found a nearby hotel, Hotel...
Nara

Nara

Nara 6-19-2012 4:43:42 PM Tuesday, June 19th After leaving Koya-san and our friendly monks, we headed out to Nara, which houses a giant Buddha. The temple was surrounded by more friendly deer, although these were a bit more aggressive and tended to eat maps right out...
Koya-san

Koya-san

Koya-san 6-18-2012 11:43:42 PM Monday, June 18th After the visiting Taiyo Castle, we headed to Koya-san, which is hidden on a mountain side and is very hard to get to. One of the reasons it is so out of the way is because it is filled with Buddhist Monks and temples....
Taiyo Castle in Himeji

Taiyo Castle in Himeji

Taiyo Castle in Himeji 6-18-2012 9:09:18 AM Monday, June 18th We went to an amazing place today. Update: Taiyo Castle had reproductions of numerous famous sites from around the world. In the pictures, you can see the Arc de Triomphe, Tienanmen square, Terra Cotta...
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