Highlights And Table of Contents
Kyoto's famed Golden Pavilion, one of the planet's most
lovely buildings.  Originally constructed in 1397.
Mascot of the Hiroshima Carp, signing autographs.  This is
Major League Japanese Baseball, part of the modern world;
in which the people of Japan can compete at being silly.
Japan Table of Contents
In the Tokyo Area
In the Kyoto Area
In the Hiroshima Area
Osaka Castle has been destroyed many times over the
centuries.  It is always rebuilt.  Some castles are originals.
If you have a high speed internet connection, watch the
Intrepid Berkeley Explorer's free streaming video of this trip,
"Castles of the Rising Sun", by clicking on