Tag Archive: shrine

Mitama Matsuri: Festival of Lanterns

Every July, Tokyo’s Yasukuni Shrine celebrates the souls of the departed at the Mitama Matsuri. As you may already know, Yasukuni Shrine is rather infamous–the souls of Japan’s war dead are enshrined there, including 14 Class-A… Continue reading

Wordless Wednesday #3: Snowy Omi Shrine, Niigata

Given the weather we’ve been having in Tokyo lately, I thought it would be appropriate to continue with the snow theme. Of course, Tokyo’s winters are nothing compared to those a few hours… Continue reading

An Afternoon in Asakusa

Predictably, my rate of blogging has decreased considerably from the start of the year—I’ve gone from 5 posts per week to barely being able to muster up the time and energy to meet… 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

Hello from Kyoto!

It’s been such a busy week! On Monday, I moved out of the house I’d been living in for the last three years, put most of my earthly possessions in storage, and got… Continue reading

Ise and Nagoya Report

I think I’m in danger of not posting about my 3-day weekend in Ise and Nagoya, so I better just churn something out, eh? Friday night, I boarded the overnight bus on a… Continue reading

Niigata, Tokyo, and Kamakura with Maria!

Ok, so before this gets totally foggy in my mind, I should set down some of the whirlwind that’s been engulfing my life recently. Let’s pick up where we left off, shall we?… 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