Nagano: Zenkoji and Togakushi: Part Two: Togakushi and Notes

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Nov 052007
 
Nagano: Zenkoji and Togakushi: Part Two: Togakushi and Notes

Togakushi. Tooi. After some false starts, I finally got communications with the travel and tourism office people to work. I decided to head to Togakushi. It’s a close-ish town with mountains, trees, not many people, and a famous cedar-lined path that leads to a famous local shrine. I know I’m burned out on shrines, but

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Hiroshima/Miyajima Part Two, Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima

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Oct 312007
 
Hiroshima/Miyajima Part Two, Itsukushima Shrine, Miyajima

Ferry to Miyajima After a one-hour rest break, I left for Miyajima, one of the three most beautiful sights in Japan, according to something someone famous said in the 17th century. Miyajima, the Heavenly Bridge near Kyoto, and Matsushima were the three most beautiful sights in Japan. To this day, they’re all “must see” places.

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It’s Made of Gooold!

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Oct 202007
 
It's Made of Gooold!

I just got back to Okazaki from Kyoto, and today was great. Sun! Beautiful sun! I dumped my luggage in a locker at the station, and talked to the very helpful ladies on the 9th floor of Kyoto Station in the tourist office: by all means, go there. Try to get to Kyoto well before

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