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First day in Japan

We pasted my badly-drawn map of Honshu on the wall, showing the kids exactly where we will be and when, did last-minute packing, set up the Skype, called the cab and said goodbye. It was more painless than I thought. … Continue reading

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>Day 10 Koyasan

> We left K’s House early to get breakfast at this little ramen joint near Kyoto station. This was very near the bridge where I thought I had left my book the day before. It was not far to walk … Continue reading

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>Day 9 Kyoto

> Let me say upfront that this is one of the worst days of the trip for me. At least, it ended like that.The day started out bright and sunny as we made our way via subway and bus to … Continue reading

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>Day 8 Kyoto

> We took the Thunderbird from Kanazawa station to Kyoto in the morning. Skimming past the shores of Lake Biwa, Japan’s largest lake, the morning sun in my eyes, the lake was an endless stretch of silver water rimmed by … Continue reading

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>Day 8 24 Nov 2007 Kyoto, Tokyo

>The day was physically and mentally exhausting and filled with drama galore! First off we only had the morning left in Kyoto before taking the 2pm shinkansen back to Tokyo. So we checked out early, but left our bags in … Continue reading

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>Day 7 23 Nov 2007 Arashiyama Kyoto

>Definitely one of the best days of the trip for me. We took our brekkie with us to Arashiyama. Arashiyama is a leafy, hilly district in the west of Kyoto, dotted with temples and bamboo groves. While it is usually … Continue reading

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>Day 6 22 Nov 2007 Kyoto – Nijo Castle, Higashiyama

>Breakfast in our rooms before setting off for the day. The night before, we bought sandwiches, milk and juice from the convenience store across the hotel. So early in the morning, we feasted on egg mayo sandwiches, tomato cucumber sandwiches, … Continue reading

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