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Posted by on Apr 5, 2012 in Asia, Japan

Japan: The overpowering desire to take photos of Sakura

Japan: The overpowering desire to take photos of Sakura

I went to Japan on a whim. I made some Japanese friends at the end of March 2010 in Taiwan and instantly wanted to visit them in Japan. Conveniently, my internet flight-price stalker skills resulted in a cheap flight from Bangkok-Tokyo. I booked on Monday April 5th. My flight was on Friday April 9th. My friends had to prepare – I was coming soon! I showed up and the Sakura (Cherry Blossoms) where in full bloom. I have nothing to show for my 10 day trip to Japan besides photos of sakura. Oops.

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Posted by on Mar 8, 2012 in Asia, Explore, Japan

Kinkaku-ji “Golden Pavilion” – Kyoto, Japan

Kinkaku-ji “Golden Pavilion” – Kyoto, Japan

The Golden Pavilion is one of 17 locations comprising the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto listed by UNESCO’s World Heritage Sites. Kinkakuji (金閣寺) is a Zen temple in Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf. Shiny, beautiful Gold Leaf – They don’t call it the Golden Pavilion for nothing.

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Posted by on Nov 17, 2011 in Asia, Eat, Japan

Lets Eat: Kyoto, Japan

Visiting Japan for 2 Weeks with friends- Amazing food at incredibly reasonable prices.

Does Japanese cuisine have more than Sushi? You bet it does! Japan has a wide assortment of food, but most of the food includes seafood and fish. If you are allergic or just do not like seafood or fish- you probably will not enjoy much more than Rice! Seafood served raw is sashimi, simmered in a pot, grilled over charcoal, or deep-fried is tempura -Japanese chefs have many ways to prepare fish and shellfish.

  • In one year, the average Japanese person eats slightly more than their own weight in seafood.
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