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Through the Camera: Taoguang Temple Details

Details from the Taoguang temple complex in China   Advertisements

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Day trips from Tokyo – Yokohama

Yokohama is a bit of a quandary to classify. It’s closer to my flat than many parts of Tokyo, there is no major break in the urban landscape along the train line to really indicate that you are leaving one … Continue reading

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Seeing Japan from the slow train – part 6: Takayama

The train from Hida-Furukawa to Takayama only took about 15 minutes and is essentially going from one end of a valley to the other, so the ride in and of itself wasn’t overly impressive. Once at the Takayama station, it … Continue reading

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Seeing Japan from the slow train – part 5: Hida-Furukawa

I am convinced that everyone has at least one interest for which they will abandon all rational thought in their efforts to pursue. One of mine is woodworking and the associated tools, and when I first found out that I … Continue reading

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Seeing Japan from the slow train – part 3: Kashiwazaki

Kashiwazaki was an unknown to me before this trip, and I decided to make it a stopping point purely on the basis that I wanted to stay on the Sea of Japan coast, be close enough to Takayama to be … Continue reading

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Day Trips from Tokyo – Mt. Takao (and a return to autumn)

This post has been a long time coming. It’s not that way due to anything particularly special about it, but it was on this hike that the camera I started the trip out with decided to retire and some other … Continue reading

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