Tuesday, December 26, 2006

Jenny is a world traveler!

This year I had to travel to Taiwan, and to Japan. I planned on being gone from home for almost 2 weeks. The opportunity came up for Jenny to come to Japan for a few days with me, so I extended my trip. We were able to buy Jenny's ticket for free by using my airline miles, this was our first free flight... The icing on the cake was our return trip we both got upgraded to business class, which is better than flying first class domestically.

Any who, below are some of the 200 plus photos we took during our 3 days of touring Osaka, Kyoto and Nara. It was awesome to say the least, and overwhelming at times. Japan has a great transit system, and once you figure out where you are on the map you can get to almost any location for a modest sum.

Jenny outside of Osaka-Jo Castle. Posted by Picasa

Princess Jennifer. Posted by Picasa

I now have the largest forhead on earth! Posted by Picasa

This Castle was built in the 1400's. It's 8 story's tall. Posted by Picasa

At Osaka-Jo castle the roof had one of these guardian fish at each corner. Posted by Picasa

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Koi pond. Posted by Picasa

Maple Posted by Picasa

Garden at a Zen style temple Posted by Picasa

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Washing our hands at the mouth of a dragon! This is where you wash your hands before entering and praying in the temple. Posted by Picasa

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Night time in Kyoto - during spring time this hill is covered with cherry blosoms. Posted by Picasa

The Golden Temple in Kyoto. Too bad the sky was over cast, but the water was glass smooth, check out that reflection! Posted by Picasa

Jenny, Tatekawa-san and me at the golden Temple in Kyoto. Posted by Picasa

A guardian of the temple. Posted by Picasa

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This is the largest bronze Buddha in the world! 300,000 tons! 10 people could stand in the palm of it's hand... Photos don't do it justice as the perspective from the camera lense and where you stand to take the photo makes it appear smaller. Trust me it's huge! Posted by Picasa

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The Big Bell, it uses a large tree trunk sized poll to ring it too. Posted by Picasa

Todaji from afar. Posted by Picasa