Japan & China 2017

Posted on January 6th, 2018 by Viveca in Travel

In the fall of 2017, I attended the Japan Juggling Festival, traveled for just a few days in Japan, and then attended the China Wuqiao International Circus Festival. (I’m linking to the official festival page even though as of this writing, it hadn’t been updated since 2015.) While I was traveling, I posted albums of images and notes on Facebook. I didn’t write a full account but am linking to those galleries here.

Fukuoka (& Dazaifu & Futsukaichi)
Japan Juggling Festival, mitzo nabe, day trip to Dazaifu town and shrine, Futsukaichi hot springs, raw horse meat.
Facebook photo album – Fukuoka

Fushimi Inari Taisha, kaleidescope museum, Nishiki market, Gear, Gion corner, Issen Yoshoku.
Facebook photo album – Kyoto

Osaka (& Kobe)
Kobe beef, conveyor belt sushi, Osaka Castle, Shitennō-ji, America-mura, Crab Temple, Dotonburi.
Facebook photo album – Osaka

Shijiazhuang (& a tiny bit of Beijing)
17th annual Wuqiao China International Circus Festival, Hebei Museum, Longxing Temple, Lerthai Center, Peking Duck, Chang An Park, and donkey sandwiches.
Facebook photo album – China

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