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Friday, August 18, 2006

japan #6: last japan day

fine, you want boring photos of scenery? here are boring photos of scenery.

oops, i'm in that one too. for more pictures taken by our official trip photographer see

yesterday (thursday) was our last real day in japan, in kyoto. we took a day trip to mount hiei, a beautiful mountain with lots of important and old buddhist temples.

but mostly it had gorgeous tall trees, fantasy-movie mist, cool weather (as opposed to the stifling heat and humidity in kyoto and tokyo), and...monkeys! we saw actual monkeys by the side of the road as we were driving back down the mountain. so awesome. here's a brief bit of video evidence:

later that afternoon we took a train to osaka, where we were going to be leaving for beijing the next morning. we got in around 7:00 p.m., but we were too tired and lazy to do anything the rest of the night except watch old american movies on TV, order random treats from room service (me: soup, sorbet, hot chocolate; him: dim sum, beer), and look at the picturesque view of the city lights out of our hotel room window.

i think it was our most "lost in translation" experience so far.


  • At 9:02 PM, Blogger dotcommie said…

    Kyoto is cool. What temples did you see? Did you take the Shinkansen?


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