Tagged with temple

A day with Chelsea (1)

On one of my last days, my co-worker Chelsea invited me to visit a temple with her. It was also one of her last days, and she’d been wanting to visit this temple for some time. Chelsea had been visiting many temples during her stay in Kyoto (more that the average person when visiting Kyoto … Continue reading

A day in Osaka (2)

After our rest, we set forth our journey and found yet another temple. This time, we just walked by it and were intrigued by the golden tower. We couldn’t read the temple’s name, but went in to explore. At the entrance they were doing some reconstructing, so we asked whether it was okay to enter … Continue reading

A day in Osaka (1)

Two Korean friends were visiting Osaka at the same time, so we decided to meet up for a day in Osaka. From where I was in Kyoto, it only took around an hour to get there. Since they always have ME chose where to go, I suggested Shinsekai, since I have good memories of that … Continue reading

Cycling around Kyoto

The next day, I choose to bicycle again, since my knee had started hurting rather quickly the day before (after only 3 km or so). Though it’s, in my opinion, pretty dangerous to ride a bicycle on the sidewalks in Japan, it did feel good to go around by bicycle for once. The weather was … Continue reading

Kyoto: first photo walk (part II)

The next part of my walk brought me to the traditional area in and near Gion, and after that to Yasaka Jinja and the park behind it. From the park, it’s just a short walk to Kiyomizu-dera and the busy streets in front of it. Our guesthouse was located near all these fantastic places, only 10 … Continue reading

Kyoto: first photo walk (part I)

Once we had settled in a little, I decided to go on a photo walk. I had visited Kyoto before, so the usual Kyoto attractions didn’t interest me much this time. With just my camera, my music player and my passport, I wandered through the neighbouring residential area. I love how Japanese try to make that … Continue reading

Kyoto: a missed festival

After I picked up my friend Hanna at the station and she put her stuff in the guesthouse, we were told about a big festival happening that day. As we still had the day off, we decided to go check it out. It was a few kilometers away, and they told us to go by … Continue reading

Anisa’s inaka

After every post, Anisa tells me she didn’t do anything. And yes, she didn’t do much at all, but she was a great host who made me feel very welcome and that’s what counts. If she had tried really hard to make my stay great, then I probably wouldn’t have enjoyed it as much. But … Continue reading

The tumultous journey to Hagi

In Japan, there are two option to travel cheap: night buses and local trains. I’ve talked about my disappointing experience with the night bus option before, so this time I decided to leave Fukuoka by local train and return by night bus (instead of arriving exhausted at my destination). I left the share house in … Continue reading

Nanzoin temple (part VI)

Nanzoin Temple houses an incredible collection of stone statues. Look at these small ones, all with a different facial expression. Aren’t they amazing? And how about the huge Manekineko statue? With this post, I finally finish my Nanzoin Temple posts. It’s also the last post about Fukuoka, because a few days later, I left for a bit … Continue reading