Tag Archives: Japan

Reflecting on History (Hiroshima)

Today we started out with a nice 10K run down to the bay 🙂 and then took the electric street cars to head over to the atomic museum and ground zero in Hiroshima. It was another day of gorgeous weather. … Continue reading

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Escaping to the Islands

We received the alert that the Asimo robots were on the loose and the authorities needed help in locating and capturing them. http://topekasnews.com/asimo-robot-kills-two-scientists-japan-escapes-laboratory/. The rumor was they were headed to the islands, so we hopped on a train through the … Continue reading

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Surveying Hiroshima

We took the bullet train west to Hiroshima and checked into our hotel. We then headed a little bit south around the bay. We had lunch in the industrial modern city to see what might be different. There are some … Continue reading

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Kyoto is the Birthplace of the Planet of the Apes

Our final day in Kyoto was to check out a few more things before we head south. Last night, we did have an opportunity to learn about and listen to a little traditional Japanese music. The Japanese bamboo flute is … Continue reading

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Different Parts of Kyoto Japan

Yes – we had to start the day off with an early morning run along the river. Gorgeous weather and wildlife along the way. It was so tempting to follow the river all the way to the mountains…I was tempted, … Continue reading

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Exploring Kyoto Japan

A little rain today so it felt like home as we explored this city a little further. Our first stop was the Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji) that was a very picturesque park and set of small temples. The temple is covered … Continue reading

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Arrived in Kyoto

We met with a local family in their home before leaving Kanazawa…we met a fantastic man and his wife. He was part of a big family that makes and sells Sake in Japan.  Wonderful experience. We then took the train to … Continue reading

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A Hidden Gem in Kanazawa

Today was a holiday across Japan so we got to hang out with the various radical political groups around the city Kanazawa. It was fun walking from location to location and joining them. The most interesting were the groups with … Continue reading

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Hanging out with the Geishas and Samurais in Japan

This morning we toured the inside of the Kanazawa Castle which is partially renovated as it was built 400 years ago and used up until WWII.   In case there is a tsunami, we know where to go while we … Continue reading

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Where to run in Kanazawa Japan?

Today, we decided it was time for a run.  First, find some Gatorade to drink as it is fairly warm out…but they don’t have Gatorade here in the 7-11…some runners carry green tea around, but there must be something else.  … Continue reading

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