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Stonehenge

Kasileigh USA - 10-Aug-09

Stonehenge

I've always wanted to see Stonehenge and was glad to get the chance. I saw it and Bath in the same day. We made it in the late afternoon to the site. A storm was approaching and it made the sky a fantastic background.

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Himeji-jo

Kasileigh USA - 10-Aug-09

Himeji-jo

I have visited Himeji Castle twice, once in winter and once in early May. The castle was more visible in winter but it was magnificent with all of the new spring foliage surrounding it. I would like to visit it again in the fall with the leaves changing colors. Definitely a must see in Japan.

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Kasileigh USA - 10-Aug-09

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Climbing Fujisan is an experience that I will never forget. We climbed through the night to see the sunrise. It was freezing at the top even in the middle of summer. However the view from the top is beautiful. It was cloudy but it made it even better. The only down side to this trip was the multitude of people you have to endure making the 1500 m you have to climb take forever. Near the top it took me 1 1/2 hours to go the last 200 meters. So expect delays climbing up and take precautions on the decent because there are very few huts and bathrooms.

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Temples, Shrines and other structures of Ancient Kamakura (T)

Kasileigh USA - 20-Jul-09

I really liked Kamakura. The sites are easy to find and the city puts up signs for those who donft understand Japanese. There are many buses for tourists to take and a visitorfs center right inside the train station in Kamakura. The sites start in Kitakamakura (North Kamakura) and are an easy but a bit long walk down to the Hachiman Shrine in Kamakura. Then it is quickest to take the bus to the far away temples in the east of town and also south in the town of Hase. Hase has the Great Buddha statue and Hasedera with its Horse Headed Kannon Statue. The statues are beautiful and the people friendly. My favorites were the 5 Great Zen Temples. It is also a joy to wander off the beaten path to the smaller temples that are often quieter than their grand neighbors

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Shiretoko

Kasileigh USA - 20-Jul-09

I visited Shiretoko in October 2008. We went to see the fall foliage, which was beautiful. One thing to keep in mind is that Hokkaido is very cold starting in early October and many of the sites in Shiretoko are closed starting in the end of September. We only saw the sites close to the visitor center and along the roads in the park. The weather was rainy and cloudy and a lot of mist covered the mountains. It made the scenery very dramatic and showed the raw nature of the park. Of course so did watching for deer and bears on the road as we drove through rain and snow up at the top of the mountain pass. I plan on going back this summer so that I can enjoy another aspect of this fantastic place.

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Kasileigh
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Ancient Sites of Kyoto
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The Lijiang River Scenic Zone at Guilin

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