Posts Tagged ‘ Kyoto Spring ’

春! Spring Preview…

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Still a week and a half to go until Spring officially arrives, but where I am the dogwoods are beginning to bloom, as are the redbuds.  The wisteria (藤) usually bursts forth around March 24, give or take a day.  The snapshots below are all from Kyoto, all from last April (’09).

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Eikando -- 永観堂 -- April 2009

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Woman checking cellphone. Okazaki Jinja. 岡崎神社前 April 2009.

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Umbrellas. Kyoto. April 2009.

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Eikando colors. April 2009.

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Spring Fever. On a Kyoto bus. April 2009.

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Please note regarding the “April Group Trip” to Kyoto (top of this page): it’s been moved to Autumn.  Details will be coming soon (dates and such), but the day to day itinerary will be very, very close to the one outlined and viewable in the link above.  I will be taking an end-of-May trip to Tokyo and Kyoto, guiding a group of graduate students there — well, the tickets are all bought and the hotel reservations have all be made and an itinerary’s being finalized over the couple few weeks.

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LetsJapan Announces 2 Spring ’10 Trips to Japan

LetsJapan announces it will offer two guided tours of Japan in the Spring of 2010!

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NOTE:  Cherry Blossom Spring has been put off ’til 2011.  “Kyoto Sojourn” remains “on” for April 2010.  See below or click on the Kyoto Sojourn link in the preceding sentence or at the top of this page.

 

Cherry Blossom Spring  (coming in Spring 2011)

Our “Cherry Blossom Spring” trip will run from March 29-April 11, with 13 days and12 nights savoring the glories of Cherry Blossom time in Kyoto, Himeji, Nara and along the Sea of Japan.  The trip will be limited to 9 guests, departure from Birmingham, Alabama.

We are scheduled to spend 2 nights at a traditional inn in Kinosaki

We are scheduled to spend 2 nights at a traditional inn in Kinosaki

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Kyoto Sojourn

The “Kyoto Sojourn” trip will run from April 14-22, with 8 days and 7 nights in Japan’s ancient, wondrous capitol, Kyoto.  Day trips to Osaka and Nara and nearby hot springs will be included.  Kyoto Sojourn will be limited to 9 guests, departure from Birmingham, Alabama.

Stone Buddha at Kurodani Temple, Kyoto.  A favorite place of mine.

Stone Buddha at Kurodani Temple, Kyoto. A favorite place of mine.

For either/both trip itineraries or questions please contact:  letsjapan@yahoo.com


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