Category Archives: Traveling

A bit of Honshu: Hiroshima, Kurashiki, Tokyo

On this bus, train, and boat trip from Kyoto to Tokyo (oh so different from my bicycle tour from Tokyo to Kyoto many years ago!), we took Japan’s famous shinkansen twice. Even though 12 countries now have high speed rail … Continue reading

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Seto Inland Sea: Shikoku and Naoshima

Shikoku is one of Japan’s four main islands, the smallest of the four in terms of both area and population. It wasn’t till I started to write up this entry that I realized on my first trip to Japan I … Continue reading

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Kyoto excursions: Fushimi, Arashiyama, Uji, Nara, Miho Museum

In my last post I showed some photos of some of the places we visited in central Kyoto. For this post I’ve separated out excursions that were a little further afield, sometimes very little. Fushimi Inari Taisha Shinto Shrine, for … Continue reading

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Kyoto, wow!

Near the end of my first trip to Japan over 20 years ago, I spent a few days in Kyoto. I remember being overwhelmed. During that bicycle tour, before arriving in Kyoto, we had seen one temple or shrine or … Continue reading

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Back to Japan: Osaka

Another adventure begins with boxing up our two bicycles and heading to the airport. Bicycles and airplanes, however, are a headache. I found a decent price to Narita from ─░stanbul and figured I could add the Antalya-─░stanbul leg later. Nope. … Continue reading

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