Autumn in Nara “Bambi Land”

Nara Bambi Land by AudreySimplicity

Day Five Afternoon in Nara “Bambi Land” – November 2016 After spending the morning at Fushimi Inari Taisha, we headed to Nara, our next stop for the day. From Inari JR Station, we took the Nara Line and transfer at Uji for Miyakoji Rapid Service and alighted at Miyakoji Station, the final stop. The travel time

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Autumn in Kyoto – Morning at Inari

Inari Torri Gates

Day Five Morning at Inari – November 2016 We have reached our last day of sightseeing in Kyoto. We spent the morning at Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto and a side trip to Nara in the afternoon. From our hotel at Gion, we took the Keihan Line to Fushimi-Inari Station and took a short walk

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Autumn in Osaka – Namba

Dontoburi Canal

Day Four Afternoon in Osaka – November 2016 After our lunch at Osaka Castle Park, we made our way to Namba (難波). We searched for the Apple Store using the Apple Map and found one at Shinsaibashi (心斋桥) and took the subway there. The Store is smaller than the one at Tokyo and was crowded

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Autumn in Kyoto – Nijo Castle

Ninomaru Palace

Day Three Afternoon – November 2016 After spending a lovely morning at Arashiyama, we took the JR Sagano Line from Saga-Arashiyama station to Nijo. Instead of transferring to the Tozai Line to Nijo-mae station, we stopped at Nijo station and walked to the Nijo Castle to explore the Nijo area. Just a brief history on

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Autumn in Kyoto – Arashiyama

Togetsukyo Bridge

Day Three Morning in Kyoto – November 2016 We spent our morning at Arashiyama (嵐山), translated as Storm Mountain, located on the western outskirts of Kyoto. From our hotel at Gion, we took the Keihan Line to Tofukuji to change to the JR Line to Saga-Arashiyama Station. There are a few must see and do at Arashiyama,

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Autumn in Kyoto – Nanzenji and Philosopher’s Path

Philosopher's Path

Day Two Afternoon in Kyoto – November 2016 After our visit to Kiyomizu Temple, we made our way to Nanzenji.  Along the way, we stopped at the 7 Eleven store for sushi and onigiri for lunch, ate like the locals. Nanzenji (南禅寺) We depended on the trusty Google Map to bring us to Nanzenji though

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Autumn in Kyoto – Higashiyama and Kiyomizu Temple


Day Two Morning in Kyoto – November 2016 Waking up in the morning was a challenge as we were exhausted from the red eye flight. We woke up later than planned. Glad the hotel serves breakfast. They serve local breakfast, sandwich bread, croissant and fruit juice. Glad they serve good coffee which helped to perk

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