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After my trip to England and Prague I was happy to be back in Japan.
So I decided to visit some traditional Japanese places!
This is Daigo-Ji in Kyoto, the gardens there are very nice.
I liked the fish pond and red bridge very much.
There is a mountain behind the temple that I also climbed.
There are some great views from the top!
I saw some interesting Buddhist figures in another temple at the top of the hill.
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.
There were so many of them - we were surprised!
We walked around for a long time looking at them.
They are very interesting.
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.
We also visited Kanazawa art gallery...
and a museum of cars!
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.
This migh look very exciting, but...
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 -
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!!
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,