My name is Jolif and I’ve just started volunteering at the MEEA. A couple of years ago I lived in Kyoto, Japan, for one year whilst studying there. Last month I went back to visit some of the places I didn’t get round to the first time. Here are some snaps from my trip!…

Spotting momiji (autumn leaves) in Sapporo, Hokkaido…

Souvenirs of Japan...
Spotting momiji (autumn leaves) in Sapporo, Hokkaido.

These dog/dragons are called shisa, and are protective guardians found all over Okinawa. These were in the waiting area for a restaurant serving exceedingly delicious food…

dog dragons Jolif Nov 2017
Dog dragons

Returning to one of the most tranquil places I’ve ever been – Ginkakuji Temple, Kyoto…

Ginkakuji Temple, Kyoto Jolif
Ginkakuji Temple, Kyoto.

The view from the window of our ryokan (traditional Japanese inn) in the onsen (hot spring) village of Yunomine…

village of Yunomine Jolif
Onsen (hot spring) village of Yunomine

Hiking the Kumano pilgrimage route…

Kumano pilgrimage route
Kumano pilgrimage route

Kumano Kodo Nachi Taisha – the final point of our pilgrimage.

Kumano Kodo Nachi Taisha
Kumano Kodo Nachi Taisha

 

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