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Friday, December 4, 2009

I'm taking a trip!

At the end of this month, I have about ten days off of work - and I decided it's high time to take a trip! I'm going to Kyoto, a famous historical city about a six hour bus ride from me. It avoided bombing during the war so it's full of old temples and shrines and streets.
I went to Kyoto four years ago when I came to Japan with SAU and I really liked it. We saw a geisha dance and participated in a traditional tea ceremony. We also saw Kinkaku-ji, Japan's famous Golden Pavilion. We only spent two days, so I'm looking forward to going back and spending some time wandering around and taking photos.
I'm planning to stay three days - over the New Year - which should be really exciting, since New Year is the biggest holiday in Japan. I've done a little research and found some places I want to visit:
Kiyomizu Temple
Fushimi Inari Shrine
I'm sure I'll find many more places to visit while I'm there. I'm really looking forward to going on my little adventure - I'm definitely going to need to cram in some serious Japanese studying before I go!


Anonymous said...

Ow those are my three favorite places in Kyoto! Enjoy!

Kris Locker said...

that sounds so awesome :0) Wish i could be there too! I miss you and think of you often.