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Daily Travel Photo – Naha, Okinawa, Japan

This is a gate at Shuri Castle in Okinawa. LIke many of the historic castles in Japan, it was destroyed in WWII. What you see now has been rebuilt since the end of the war.

Japan: Mecca for Sushi Lovers

Mmmm, conveyor belt sushi Sushi is far and away my favorite food. I’m not alone in that assessment. All around the world sushi restaurants have been springing up like weeds as sushi has gained in popularity. It is easily the biggest Japanese contribution to global culture (yes, bigger than Anime). So I couldn’t really go [...]

Daily Travel Photo – Kobe, Japan

The view underneath the Akashi-Kaikyo Bridge, the longest suspension bridge in the world.

Daily Travel Photo – Himeji, Japan

These are portals in the wall of Himeji Castle. Himeji Castle is one of the oldest castles in Japan to survive intact. The different shapes in the wall correspond to different weapons which are fired from each hole.

Daily Travel Photo – Kirishima, Japan

This was taken at sunset from Kirishima National Park in Kirishima, Japan. Kirishima is famous for their hot springs.

The Shrines and Temples of Japan: Part 2, Horyuji and Nara

If you’ve been following along for a while, or if you at least take a look at the left column of my website, you’ll notice that I have an affinity for UNESCO World Heritage sites. I’m not trying to visit every one of them, for that would be impossible. I passed up four in Japan [...]

The Temples and Shrines of Japan: Part 1, Kyoto

Read part 2 and part 3 Travelers to Europe often complain of church fatigue. Everywhere you go, you see old churches and castles and after awhile they all sort of just blur into each other. In Asia, the equivalent would be Shrine and Temple fatigue. No place I’ve visited so far suffers more from this [...]

Daily Travel Photo – Yakushima, Japan

This was taken in the Shiratani Unsuikyo forest of Yaku Island, Japan. Yakushima is a World Heritage site and an old growth Japanese Cedar forest

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