Tokyo is heavily populated for sure. This view from Tokyo Skytree demonstrates the city’s vastness. A closer look walking through the Harajuku District further proves it. And Shibuya Crossing’s traffic provides more population proof. At first glance, this area looks a lot like Times Square, Picadilly Circus, and maybe even the Salamanca District in Madrid. … Continue reading Shibuya Crossing in Tokyo
There are lots of people who research and learn about a culture prior to arriving to a new place. But not me. Because I hadn’t learned about Japanese weather or surroundings, I was most surprised to learn about an indigenous flower, the hydrangea. This particular one is located in Hase-dera Temple (Kamakura). In fact, right … Continue reading Hydrangeas Everywhere
Recently, Dwight and I went on two wonderful guided tours. We visited six shrines and temples (Kyoto Imperial Palace, Golden Pavilion, Nijo Castle, Heian Shrine, Sanjusangendo, and Kiyomizu Temple). At some point during these very important tours, I grew more interested in observing other people’s behaviors than I was in learning about the temple that … Continue reading Day 4 Observations: Five Things to Remember on a Guided Tour
Kathy and Evelyn decided to have K & E day (Boooooo!!), so it’s daddy-daughter excursion day (Yeahhh)!!!!! I love these days. “So girls where are we going?” I asked. With no pause, they said, “The Mall !” Seems like a great idea to me, so I found a mall and off we went. All our excursions … Continue reading Daddy-Daughter Day
We are definitely enjoying our day 3 excursion to Kyoto it took us four hours to get here but I think it was worth it. The pictures are from the afternoon tour of you guessed it more shrines and temples there are about 1600 in Kyoto alone but what I am beginning to admire more is the attention paid … Continue reading Be on time, or else!