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Journal entry:

2007.07.02 [I think]

Kyoto

1  T.I.C office North of Kyoto Station:  Kyoto & Nara info
2  Kyoto Imperial Palace reservation (maybe not)
3  Bank:  two stops North on Karasuma line x Shoji:  Sanwa & Mitsubishi
4  Nijo-jo Castle: Ieyasu Tokugawa residence; 1st Tokugawa shogun
5  Sanju-Sangen-do Temple:
6  Kinkakuji Temple
7  Ginkakuji Termple
8  Heian-Shrine
9  Kiyomizudera Temple: Pure source
10 Ryoanji Temple: Zen rock garden
11 Eikando: Buddha looking over left shoulder
12 Mt. Hiei: Enryakuji Temple: Renegade Monks
13 onsen: 1) Funaoko  2) Sho-men-yu


Nara

1  Nara City Tourist Center
2  Todaiji Temple: 53ft. bronze Buddha
3  Kasuga Taisha Shrine & Shin-Takuhiji Temple: rebuilt every 20 yrs…
4  Takisaka-no-Michi/Yagyu Kaido: hike
5  Horyu-ji Temple: Shotoku Prince Patron Saint of JP Buddhism
6  Shotoko: Udon Shigure
7  Toshodai-ji Temple: Blind Chinese monk’s 6th attempt
8  Lunch: Sanshu: unatoro gozen
9  MaMeMuMeiji: kushi katsu: dinner onry
10 Youth Hotel: Seishonen Kaikan 07 4222 5540 2600Y
11 Ryoken Seikan-so: 07 4222 2670
12 Ryokan Matsumae


Osaka

1  find a hostel in the Umeda district
Osaka-jo Castle: Sunday: Morinomiya JR (bands)
3  takoyaki
4  AMEX office 2nd floor Osaka Daiichi seimei building, south side of Osaka station
5  grab some “geta?”
6  Amerika Mura…
7  Hostel:  Osaka-fu Hattori Ryokuchi Youth Hostel
8  Abenobashi
9  Noh: Osaka Noh Hall

Kita
1  Kani Doraku: South of Osaka Ekimae Dai-san building
2  Maguro-tei: all you can eat
3  Osaka Hi Hon:  The In Place: curry buffet
4  Minami
5  Kuidaore:  Clown with drum
6  Kani Doraku
7  Zuboraya: Fugu
8  any bridge of Dotomburi-gawa


Himeiji

Himeji-jo Castle: Shirasagi the “White Egret”


[I didn’t actually make it to all the places on my list, but it’s a good start for anyone headed in that direction]

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