Kinkaku-ji Temple (The Golden Pavilion) Kyoto

Kinkaku-ji Temple, "The Golden Pavilion", breathtaking in its golden glory. Excerpt from my article Kyoto Japan - the Iconic Lady (All Ways Traveller)   www.allwaystraveller.com/online ' Another luminous example of antiquity is the Golden Pavilion or Kinkauji from the period when there were no cameras to capture its golden glory reflected in the still waters of … Continue reading Kinkaku-ji Temple (The Golden Pavilion) Kyoto

Biting the Bullet

The white snooty-nosed train whizzed past and in minutes was a blur. This was the 700 series of Shinkasen on its run between Tokyo, Kyoto, Osaka, Hiroshima and Hakata.   I have done it all from steam and diesal locomotives in India,  the deluxe luxury trains of China, Amtrak in the USA and the various short distance subway systems … Continue reading Biting the Bullet