Tag Archives: Japan

An Inn Worth Staying In: Watanabe

Even though I enjoyed the Christmas holidays which was just last month, I already feel like I need a vacation. It’s been a little stressful for me lately for reasons beyond my control so it would be nice to go on a trip somewhere where I could just relax will help take my mind off a [...]

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Memories of Miyajima

At least four people I know are visiting Japan this year and I must admit, it made me want to go back there again, specifically to this beautiful place. Miyajima is a small island located southwest of Hiroshima. To get to the island, you have to take a ferry that departs from Hiroshima every 15 [...]

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Earth Day Inspiration: Ginkaku-ji

This special day reminded me of a garden we visited in Kyoto, Japan. It was in the Zen temple called Ginkaku-ji, the “Temple of the Silver Pavilion”. While the temple was closed for renovations during our visit, the gardens remained open to the public. It was definitely one of the most beautiful gardens we visited [...]

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Lunchtime Craving: Ramen

I’m cold, cold cold… and hungry! I need a nice bowl of ramen noodles. The best ramen we’ve had was the third one which was from a small ramen place in Kyoto.  It was lovingly made by this sweet old lady’s husband. While waiting, she entertained us and also provided directions to nearby places of [...]

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