Spotlight: Ginkaku-ji (Kyoto)

I'm just back from a lovely weekend in Kyoto where I thankfully managed to miss the worst of the masses of cherry blossom viewers. The blooms weren't out yet, except for a few lovely trees in Gion and at the Imperial Palace, but the city still looked as attractive as ever. I haven' t touched... Continue Reading →

Good Eats: Kyorai-an (Kamakura)

I’d walked past Kyorai-an many times, but never got farther than the beautifully gated entrance. It was a standard on my walks around Kamakura – start in northern Kamakura and visit my favorite temples, amble down the road to the center of town, and take the quaint seaside tram to Hase for photo ops of... Continue Reading →

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