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Day 1, Sept 17 2018: Departure from Honolulu We were able to make a smooth departure from Honolulu on Hawaiian Airlines – the TSA checkpoints weren’t even that crowded! On to our overnight stopover in Seattle. The inflight meal (which very few domestic airlines have anymore) was simple but tasty – a BBQ chicken sandwich. Day 2, Sept 18 2018: Seattle to Reykjavik Thanks to our stopover we were able to get a full...

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“What If…” Many great art in the world is created by asking that simple question… JTB and the World Heritage Theater (WHT) did just that by asking this question: {WHAT IF… Nikko Toshogu and Kabuki collaborated to create a special performance stage?} And what did they end up with? They created an immortal performance that will remain cherished in the audience’s memories forever.   General...

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General Information About Heianjingu: Japanese history is unique in that the capitol has changed several times throughout history. Currently the capitol of Japan is in Tokyo, but throughout Japanese history it has been located in Kyoto, the ancient city of Japan. Heianjingu was constructed to celebrate exactly that: Kyoto as the center and capitol of Japan. Although it is not the capitol today, Kyoto is still arguably the cultural and...

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Resting in the holy mountain island of Miyajima the Daishoin Temple is just at the base of the mountain, surrounded by beautiful trees. Miyajima Island is most well-known for UNESCO World Heritage Site, Itsukushima Shrine and the “Floating” Torii Gates, which appear to float in the water during high tide. Daishoin Temple is a hidden gem in the emerald green sea of maple trees. This quaint shrine was established in 806, the first year...

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General Information About Nanzenji As one of the most prestigious Buddhist temple in Japan and ranked high among Japanese Buddhist temples, Nanzenji at first glance seems like a place where Buddhists would visit for pilgrimage or to pay homage. But Nanzenji has a lot to offer besides its religious prestige– rich with history, beauty, and philosophy, this temple is an architectural gem that will awe any visitor, whether he or...

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General Information About Ginkakuji Along with Kin’kaku, at the “Golden Temple,” and Hiun’kaku, Gin’kaku, or the “Silver Building,” is renown as the Three Kaku’s (Temple Buildings) of Kyoto. But unlike the other two kaku’s, Gin’kaku poses this interesting question that has continued to be an enigma to those who visit: WHY IS GIN’KAKU’JI CALLED THE “SILVER...

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