Photos and musings from around Japan



March 23, 2018

I fell into a deep, dreamless sleep nearly as soon as I got back to my hotel late Friday night. 

I woke up at 0430, excited at the prospect of revisiting Saihoji (better known as Kokedera, “Moss Temple,” due to its gardens composed of dozens of varieties of velvety mos...

April 9, 2011

Kyoto's most famous temples, shrines and parks draped in gorgeous cherry blossoms.

March 7, 2011

I decided to make a return visit to Kyoto to check out Arashiyama (western Kyoto); on my first visit in December, I visited many of the main sights (Ginkakuji and Kinkakuji, Kiomizudera, Gion, Fushimi-Inari), but hadn't visited western Kyoto. I made it into Kyoto Stati...

December 26, 2010

I headed out, miracle of miracles, on the subway (turns out I'd been putting my pass in backwards...silly me, I followed the direction of the arrow on the pass!), and after a little backtracking, started out at Ginkakuji, the Silver Pavilion that was built by the grand...

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