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SUMMER REPORT: PART I - TRAVEL REPORT

For My Junior High School's Homepage Blog

After my trip to England and Prague I was happy to be back in Japan.

So I decided to visit some traditional Japanese places!

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This is Daigo-Ji in Kyoto, the gardens there are very nice.

I liked the fish pond and red bridge very much.

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There is a mountain behind the temple that I also climbed.

There are some great views from the top!

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I saw some interesting Buddhist figures in another temple at the top of the hill.

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The next week I went to another temple in Kyoto, near Arashiyama, with my wife.

It is called Nenbutsu-Ji, and it is famous for having many statues there.

The statutes are small and cute.

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There were so many of them - we were surprised!

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We walked around for a long time looking at them.

They are very interesting.

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My next trip was to Ishikawa Ken.

This trip was for our birthday's - my wife's birthday is on July 16th and mine is on August 2nd.

So we made the trip at the end of July - between our birthdays!

In Ishikawa ken we visited Kanazawa.

There is a big and beautiful garden there.

We could enjoyed Japanese green tea in the gardens.

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We also visited Kanazawa art gallery...

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and a museum of cars!

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Ishikawa Ken was very interesting and I want to go there again sometime.

Back in Shiga Ken I had the chance to go to see some interesting Summer festivals in August.

First, I went with my friend Andrew to see the Biwako Birdman competition in Hikone.

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This migh look very exciting, but...

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it's not so exciting - you have to wait a long time to see somebody fly, and then they only fly for a short time!

Here is a nice example -

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The fireworks in Otsu were much more exciting!

Ostu firework festival is the bigest firework show I have ever seen.

It's really beautiful too!!

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That was only half of my Summer though - as well as traveling I tried many new sports and activities this summer.

I'll write about those next time - in my summer report part II.

See you then,
Damon

Posted by DKJM74 16:56

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