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Teshima May 2018

If you are in Naoshima, a side trip to the neighboring Teshima island is highly recommended.  We took a 20-minute ferry ride from Miyanoura Port

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Naoshima Part 2 May 2018

All the art sites of Naoshima mentioned in my previous post are located on the southern coast of the island.  There are some more art

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Naoshima Part 1 May 2018

I have wanted to visit the art island Naoshima for many years already and finally this year I was organized enough to book the only

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Kyoto: Otagi Nenbutsu-ji May 2018

Otagi Nenbutsu Temple outside of Arashiyama houses a collection of 1,200 whimsical statues representing the disciples of Buddha called rakans.  Kocho Nishimura, the head priest

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Kyoto: Bamboo Forest & Gion May 2018

Sagano Bamboo Forest at Arashiyama is another highlight in Kyoto not to be missed.  It is an easy train ride from Kyoto Station to Saga

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Saihoji Moss Temple May 2018

Going with the flow and just winging it when visiting new places is fun but more and more often now advance planning is required in

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