The general consensus here is to split a short visit to Japan—I have ten non-travel days at the end of March, beginning of April—between Tokyo and Kyoto. Why Kyoto? Is it a Zen thing—the modernity of the former juxtaposed to the antiquity of the latter, a matter of balance, a form of modesty, like guessing at the answer to a question rather than refusing to answer at all--or will I be missing something important by staying in and around Tokyo for the duration? I have little interest in early Japanese wooden buildings and none at all in organized religion (all though, were I to find religion at this late date Buddhism would probably be its form). What will I find in Kyoto that will make me glad that I packed my bags and caught a train?
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- 1 Magical India
- 2 Sketches from Japan - Autumn 2013
- 3 First time trip to Japan - Fall 2013
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- 5 Traveling on Makha Bucha in Thailand
- 6 Any recommendations for drivers in Beijing?
- 7 Xian Crystal Mooncake
- 8 Shopping for hotels for Feb.
- 9 Fresh Hearts and Egg Tarts: Our Silver Jubilee in Hong Kong & Macau
- 10 Trip report China
- 11 Seoul, Korea Accommodation / Restaurants
- 12 Car Parking at Uno Port
- 13 Robinson store/Bangrak, Bangkok - has it reopened?
- 14 Myanmar and Mt Popa
- 15 Plan On Finally Visiting Japan, Looking For Advice...!
- 16 Next trip: Sri Lanka & Maldives. Need help from the travel gods.
- 17 Thai Visa Options for longer/ multiple stays
- 18 Visiting the Huangshan Area Without Climbing the Mountain
- 19 Planning 1st trip to japan. Ideas?
- 20 Bali -- Visa on Arrival
- 21 Indian Visa: Experience with BLS International?
- 22 clean,reasonable priced lodging in Orchha, Bodghaya, Khajuraho, Varanasi
- 23 Input on staying the Banyan Tree or Trisara while in Phuket?
- 24 Bangkok & demonstrations (2013)
- 25 New Year's Week in Tokyo- Advice Please!!