July 18, 2005

Alone In Kyoto

Posted in family, travel at 9:20 pm by Marise Phillips

Did I mention that I looooove Air?

Anyway, the plans for the trip to Japan in November are coming along nicely. We're flying in to Seoul for a couple days' visit with my brother, who's teaching conversational English over there.

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Then, we fly to Narita, take the NRT express train to our hotel, Ryokan Shigetsu in Asakusa, the one remaining "old town" district in Tokyo city limits. This is the same place J stayed in when he first visited Japan in the spring of 2002. It's right next to one of the most important Buddhist temples in Tokyo proper.

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And also very close to a great little shopping area, where you can buy, among other things, pieces of finely-crafted plastic sushi.

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After 8 days in Tokyo, we'll take the bullet train to Kyoto, the former imperial capital of Japan, full of beautiful temples, formal gardens, hot spring baths and the occasional geisha.

We'll be staying at the Ryokan Uemura, a tiny (three-room) inn, very old fashioned, and highly recommended.



  1. Jessica said,

    Hi. That sounds like lots of fun! Just wanted to tell you I really love Air, too and was going to mention Zero 7 but I see it’s already on the list of “customers also bought…” on your link! Good stuff!

  2. Nice pictures!

  3. ines said,

    hey there! i´ll go to kyoto this year, too! i found your pic of the ryoukan pretty interesting and was searching on the internet for the ryoukan uemura, but couldnt find it. does it have an own webside? can you give me the link?
    thanks in advance
    ines from germany

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