Golden Pavilion

Photos of the Zen Buddhist temple – Kinkakuji – in Kyoto.
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Sweet Potato

A few weeks ago, we got a sweet potato to make some soup and then promptly forgot all about it. Not deterred by this, the noble spud proceeded to put down some roots (and lots of shoots) and decided to stay and become a part of the family.

Here are a few snapshots of the ‘tater before we plop it into a plant pot and see how far it grows !

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Sweet potato with wings
New shoots
The silhouette of a delicate leaf

Kachi-kachi yama

At a short drive from Tokyo, lies the picturesque Fujigoko (Fuji Five Lakes) region – offering breathtaking views of Mt.Fuji from lakeshores as well as the top of Mt. Tenjo (which can be accessed via a ropeway or a quick hike).

This is a great way to see Fuji-san up close – especially during the winter season when the hiking paths are closed down.

View from the ropeway

A view of Mt. Fuji from the top of Mt.Tenjo


Reflection of Mt. Fuji in lake Yamanaka

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At a short distance from Kamakura lies the island of Enoshima. A quick trip to this island is highly recommended as is the hike to the top. The hilltop offers some of the most amazing panaromic views of the bay.