Category Archives: World trip 2015

World Trip 2015: Day 26 – Kyoto, Japan

Highlights: Tea Ceremony, Ninja Show, Golden Pavilion. Well the forecasters were right today was rain with more rain.  Luckily the hotel provides umbrellas for those that need it otherwise I would have drowned.  The events were had today made rain … Continue reading

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World Trip 2015: Day 25 – Hiroshima to Kyoto, Japan

Highlights:  Shrine Gates at Fushimi Inari-Taisha, Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, Sushi train. An early morning start leaving our hotel in Hiroshima for Kyoto that include two trains the first was about 1 hour 30 minutes to Osaka and then another 15 minute bullet … Continue reading

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World Trip 2015: Day 24 – Hiroshima and Miyajima Island, Japan

Highlights:  Shukkeien Garden, Miyajima Island Hike, Okonomiyaki dinner at Atom Resturant. About half our group enjoyed the optional activity of a visit to the Shukkeien Garden a short walk from the hotel.  The garden was tranquil having a very zen like feel. … Continue reading

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World Trip 2015: Day 23 – Koyasan to Hiroshima, Japan

Highlights:  Morning Prayers, Burning Ceremony, Monument to the Children, Hiroshima Peace Museum After a night sleeping on the relatively comfortable thin mattress on the floor it was an early morning wake up to join the monks in their 6.30 am prayers … Continue reading

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World Trip 2015: Day 22 – Osaka to Koyasan, Japan

Highlights:  Karukayado Monastery, Konpon Daito Temple, Konkobuji Temple,  Oku-no-in Cemetery, Meditation with a monk. Today we moved to Koyasan, taking at number of trains, buses and a funicular to get to the height of the mountain.  Due to the travel … Continue reading

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World Trip 2015: Day 21 – Osaka, Japan

Highlights: Osaka Castle Today begins my next G Adventure tour, Japan Expess: Osaka to Tokyo.  So this meant checking out of my single room and into a twin that I will later be sharing with Alexander Taplin for the next 8 nights. I … Continue reading

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World Trip 2015: Day 20 – Tokyo to Osaka, Japan

Highlights:  Shinkansen Bullet train to Osaka A leisurely day ulitising the magnificent Japan rail system had me thinking why can’t it be this way in my country.  After using the frequent (ie every few minutes) train system to get to … Continue reading

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