Tourist Sites

The main locations that I have pictures of are Osaka, Kyoto, Nara, Himeji, and Shigisan. Shigisan is located in the mountains just east of Osaka.

This is my ticket stub for Osaka castle. This was rebuilt after World War II. Osaka was completely destroyed in 1945 by fire bombing. In fact, while touring the castle, I noticed some of the paint peeling off one of the main support posts. Even though the paint made it appear as if it was made of wood, it was made of concrete!

This is my ticket stub for Monkey Mountain and a picture of one of the monkeys.

This is the monkey's main house. You could sit right down next to them while they groomed another monkey.

This picture was taken at one of the temples in Kyoto on New Years Day, which is a popular day to visit a Shinto or Buddhist temple.

Here we have an obaasan (grandmother) worshipping at a shrine in Kyoto.

This is in Kyoto, which was the capital of Japan before Tokyo. I think this is Shinto. You pulled the rope and then clapped your hands to call the spirits of your deceased realtives.

This is the inside of the shrine.

This is one of the main temples in Kyoto on New Year's Day.

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