Dekyi in Japan
My apologies to my loyal readers, it’s been a long time since I’ve last posted a blog… So without any further delay, let me catch you up! During the first week of April, my younger sister came out to visit me. With only a week to show Dekyi Japan, each of our days were jam-packed with sightseeing. Without going into too much detail, our trip included visits to Osaka, Kyoto, Nara and around Tokushima. Having already been to all the places I chose to take my sister, I think I’ll remember a few occasions as being the most memorable. First, being in Kyoto during cherry blossom season was beautiful and everything I was told it would be. Although the streets of Gion were especially crowded during this very popular season, the beautiful weather and festive ambiance energized our visit. As I’ve previously written, picnicking under blooming cherry blossom trees is an annual part of Japanese culture and there is no better place to take-part than in Maruyama Park in Gion Kyoto. So, in the spirit of the season and Japanese culture, my sister and I sat down for a short hanami (cherry blossom picnic). Also, our decision to take a day trip to Nara was a good one. Visiting Nara again and the famous Todaiji Temple was a peaceful break from the busy streets of Kyoto. And finally, visiting the Kazurabashi Vine Bridge, located deep in western Tokushima was fun as well. See some pictures below of my sister’s trip to Japan!