Jennifer Patience's Japan Posts

My first view of the spring blossom in Japan. Walking around the city on the evening I arrived, I came across a little stream that ran parallel to the river and…

All around the grounds of Nijo Castle [en.wikipedia.org] I found trees still blossoming. This one I think is Somei Yoshino - a five petaled flower.

The Ninomaru garden makes up part of the Nijo Castle grounds. The Ninomaru (Outer Citadel) palace is fascinating as it was where the Shogun lived and so is set…

Miyajima island is about an hour away from Hiroshima. One great thing about having the JR rail pass is that it includes JR ferry routes so it couldn't have…

The beautiful torii gate is one of the archetypal images of historic Japan and the reason why Miyajima island is such a popular place to visit. The real name of…

At low tide you can see very well the structure of the shrine complete with ‘legs’ and here shot against the mountains rather than the sea gives it a totally…

Wandering around and through Miyajima's shrine it suddenly became interesting to see the priests getting ready for something… Certain rooms in the shrine had…
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