Tag Archive: kyoto

Noh Experience Necessary: Japanese Theater Brought To Life

I had such an action-packed summer in Kyoto on the Critical Language Scholarship (CLS) program that I still have a ton of pictures and stories to post. One of the best things about… Continue reading

Hakusasonso & Shimogamo Shrine

Ok, I’m having a hard time concentrating on my work, so let’s get started with the travel flashbacks, shall we? On July 11, I went on a short excursion around Kyoto with a… Continue reading

Fushimi Inari Taisha

This is yet another flashback post—all the way back to my very first CLS outing on June 11, 2010. The group went out to Fushimi Inari Taisha, one of my favorite Kyoto shrines,… Continue reading

Ginkaku-ji and the Philosopher’s Path

So, this post is actually about a trip that I took a while back—during my very first weekend in Kyoto, in fact. The CLS/KCJS folks arranged a trip along the Philosopher’s Path (… Continue reading


やっぱり(As expected), I’m behind on posts. The time is just flying by! At this point, I have less than three weeks left in Japan. We only have about a week of classes left,… Continue reading

Kimono Day and Nijo Castle

Another busy day today. The CLS crowd spent the first three hours of the day taking our midterm exam. After quickly scarfing down some lunch, we piled into taxis to Kyogokoro to be… Continue reading

Midterms, already?

That’s right, folks. Our four-hour long mid-term exam is this Friday, and after that, we will have finished exactly half of our six-week program at the Kyoto Consortium for Japanese Studies. Crazy, isn’t… Continue reading


I went sightseeing in Kyoto this past weekend and saw Fushimi Inari Taisha, Ginkakuji (which I don’t recommend visiting until after the construction is finished), and Kiyomizudera. I am loving my language program… Continue reading

Kansai / Western Honshu Blitz

I’ve returned safe and sound from another excellent excursion. Talk about insane – over the last four days I’ve spent time in Kyoto, Osaka, Himeji, Hiroshima, Miyajima, Onomichi, and Fukuyama, traveling on planes,… Continue reading

Kansai and more adventures!

Wow, it’s been busy. I need to hurry up and post this before it all gets terribly out of date and/or I forget everything. So, Friday was the fabulous Mexican fiesta at my… Continue reading