After sending off blister-suffering Pierre to the hotel by taxi, Yasuko and I strolled in a quiet lantern-lit stone-paved quarter to the Yasaka Shrine. The crowd of daytime tourists was gone by the time and the area very atmospheric. The shrine… Continue Reading →
Most hotel check-in procedures are typically accompanied by a couple of nervous “oh-oh-ohs” when the host sees the size of my shoes and my length. A couple of seconds later, “beam me up, Scotty” style, the staff member is back… Continue Reading →
One thing hard to find in Japan (and that may be hard to believe) is a quiet place. Listen to the sound of a viewing platform at the top of a cable car at 2100m. Japan Mountain Top Sound
We’re on a train during lunch time. As we had quite early breakfast before Pierre’s departure we knew we would be hungry. So we bought a japanese lunchbox. There are thousands of those, one for every taste and hunger.
Arigatou Gozaimasu Guido-Sensei & Guido-San & Ojiisan. Dave and I enjoying our last Japanese meal at Osaka Airport. Udon, tempura, fried eggs and pickles!!! Had an amazing time on all levels. Thanks again for all! Sayonara
Off to Sanzen-In Temple!
Scenes of Ninomaru Goten
Dave was off to visit the Ninomaru Castle in Kyoto.
… again. Well, everybody has his own way to remember things. Ours seems to be food. This time in a small restaurant in a small side street of Kyoto’s Ponto-cho Dori.
… an oasis of piece and calm around Ponto-cho Dori.
First day. First impressions.
@ Kanazawa Castle
It was time. One of the last items in our culinary lists was crossed out this evening. Love the lightness and freshness at the same time!