地震 = Earthquake

地震 = Earthquake

Things got a bit wobbly in Kyoto last night.  Magnitude 4.2 earthquake at 10:30, resulted in some mild shaking in our hotel room at 10:30.  More here. We got back to Tokyo in time to watch the sun set on Tokyo from the Sky View observation deck. I know, I know... a sunset does not [...]

Boxing Day Torii

Boxing Day Torii

Our last day in Kyoto and we split up again. Heidi and I spent half the day at Fushimi-Inara Taisha, where thousands of orange/red torii (gates) line the paths up the mountain. It was crazy busy at the base, but like most tourist spots became more peaceful and pleasant the farther up the hill you [...]