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First taste of Japan

Featured photo: Lunch at the base of Fushimi-Inari-Taisha

On my first morning in Japan, I headed down to the restaurant in my hotel, eager to steer clear of western food and try the local breakfast. I had a big travel day ahead; I was heading from Narita to Kyoto. This was an all you can eat buffet so I had seconds especially as the fish was excellent. Continue reading First taste of Japan

Kyoto’s most photographed site

Fushimi Inari was dedicated to Inari Okami, the god of rice and sake in 711 before the site moved to Mount Inari in 816 and became Fushimi Inari Taisha. The first tori, the Romon tower gate at the entrance, was built from donations by a samurai warlord in 1589. Continue reading Kyoto’s most photographed site