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Kyoto's Gion District Shops and Restaurants

Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants

Kyoto’s Gion District shops and restaurants storefronts light up in the evenings. And they are beautiful. I spent one of these evenings getting lost in this district and admiring them while visiting the city. Here are some of my favourites: Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants Kyoto’s Gion District Shops and Restaurants Kyoto’s Gion...

Kyoto Station in Black and White

Kyoto Station in Black and White

Train stations in Japan are real hubs within the city. They are often full of not only daily commuters or people travelling but also shops and restaurants. Some larger stations double as shopping malls. They are the real heart of the city. Kyoto Station is one of the few stations I went through several times on every single trip to Japan because it is so centrally...

Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima, Japan

Atomic Bomb Dome, Hiroshima, Japan

Today is another sad anniversary of the first atomic bomb to be used in war. It was dropped by the United States Army Air Forces from the Enola Gay, a B-29 bomber. The force of the atomic bomb effectively obliterated the city of Hiroshima, Japan. It happened at 8:15 a.m. on 6 August 1945. I visited the Hiroshima Peace Memorial twice, visited the museum and walked by...

Traveler’s Factory Nakameguro In Tokyo

Traveler’s Factory Nakameguro In Tokyo

It was a sunny and warm day, so I decided to head out to Traveler’s Factory Nakameguro area of Tokyo. After a few changes on the subway and a bit of walking through small streets in what looks like a very residential neighbourhood, I found the place. Also, I found a 100 Yen store on the way which is always a lot of fun to visit and browse. It’s a Japanese...