Thursday, May 18, 2006

Trip to Kyoto

Last week, my parents visited from Australia. We went to kyoto on the bullet train and stayed there for 3 days. Kyoto is an amazing part of Japan and is full of 15th century temples and castles. Kyoto was the one the few places spared from US bombing in WWII.
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Saturday, May 06, 2006

China Town

Yesterday we checked out Japan's china town. This place is about 10 blocks of chinese clothing shops and restaurant's. Wasnt always sure what the food was.. but there was a lot of weird looking peices of meat hangin up. - china town

Mt Fuji

On Thursday we drove to the surrounding areas of Mt Fuji (Fuji-san). Fuji is 3776m high and is the highest point in Japan. We hope to climb Mt fuji in July, but seeing this mountain for real made this idea seem a whole lot different. Mt. Fuji can only be climbed in July and August due to the extreme temperatures at the top (unless you are an experienced climber).

Fuji is supposely the most photographed mt. in the world. This statistic may just be based on the number of cameras owned and keen photographers in japan :)