13-gold-room

How the leaves are made

More interesting was the ‘house’ or perhaps room would be more accurate, where the walls inside and out were all covered in gold leaf – remarkable rather than beautiful. We then found the gold leaf museum which was very interesting.

13-gold-room

How the leaves are made

More interesting was the ‘house’ or perhaps room would be more accurate, where the walls inside and out were all covered in gold leaf – remarkable rather than beautiful. We then found the gold leaf museum which was very interesting.

12-gold-wall
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Leaves of Gold

Our next stop was close to the Hagashi  Chaya District but before going there we wanted to see some other things. We walked along a narrow road and then the bank of the Saigawa river in the Kazue-machi Chaya area

12-gold-wall
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Leaves of Gold

Our next stop was close to the Hagashi  Chaya District but before going there we wanted to see some other things. We walked along a narrow road and then the bank of the Saigawa river in the Kazue-machi Chaya area

11-fish
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Omni-cho Market

We slept quite late and enjoyed being able to take our time over breakfast. Then in the station we bought tickets to Kyoto as well from Osaka to Yokohama reserving A and B seats so as to be on the

11-fish
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Omni-cho Market

We slept quite late and enjoyed being able to take our time over breakfast. Then in the station we bought tickets to Kyoto as well from Osaka to Yokohama reserving A and B seats so as to be on the

June Special Sushi
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Comparing clothes over food

After a rest in the hotel we went out for some supper and found a most interesting little place. Obviously they specialised in vegetarian foods but only exclusively. There were two traditional Japanese low tables each for 4 people and

June Special Sushi
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Comparing clothes over food

After a rest in the hotel we went out for some supper and found a most interesting little place. Obviously they specialised in vegetarian foods but only exclusively. There were two traditional Japanese low tables each for 4 people and

7-restaurant
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Takayma

The hotel in Takayma proved to be opposite the station and very comfortable – way out the best so far. A large room with two queen size beds, a desk and table etc. etc. After unpacking we went out to

7-restaurant
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Takayma

The hotel in Takayma proved to be opposite the station and very comfortable – way out the best so far. A large room with two queen size beds, a desk and table etc. etc. After unpacking we went out to

6-train
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Fast and local trains

Up early and off to the station where we found where our train would leave before having some breakfast at Starbucks. Then up onto the platform where it was possible to take photos of the Shinkansen trains. On the platforms

6-train
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Fast and local trains

Up early and off to the station where we found where our train would leave before having some breakfast at Starbucks. Then up onto the platform where it was possible to take photos of the Shinkansen trains. On the platforms

liz-cover

I’m interrupting the tale of my parents’ trip around Japan to share a short trip I took to Scotland last week.  I used to travel to Stirling very regularly with work, but haven’t been for quite some time.  I flew

liz-cover

I’m interrupting the tale of my parents’ trip around Japan to share a short trip I took to Scotland last week.  I used to travel to Stirling very regularly with work, but haven’t been for quite some time.  I flew