2016 ancient roads & beyond spring tour - may 2016

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1. Photographs Courtesy: Jan Hutton, Garry Honour, Irene Irvine 2014 2. Tokyo Sky Tree & Asahi Beer Headquarters - Tokyo 3. Hozomon Gate Entrance to Sensoji Temple Asakusa - Tokyo 4. View over Nakimise Street from Asakusa Tourist Building Viewing floor 5. Food Vendor at Ameyocho Markets - Tokyo 6. Cleaners waiting to board Shinkansen - Tokyo 7. Interior of carriage on Shinkansen 8. Magome 9. Magome 10. Magome Post Town Kiso Valley 11. Mountain view at Magome 12. Signage on walk from Magome to Tsumago 13. On the trail between Magome and Tsumago (for those interested in walking) 14. Post town of Tsumago 15. Tsumago Post town on Nakasendo Trail 16. Old post town of Narai Nakasendo Trail 17. Post town of Narai Kiso Valley 18. Fire hose Box - Narai 19. Water wheel at Daio Wasabi Farm - Matsumoto 20. Daio Wasabi Farm - Matsumoto 21. Wasabi Farming 22. Working with Wasabi Daio Wasabi Farm - Matsumoto 23. Matsumoto Castle 24. Matsumoto Castle 25. Interior of one of the floors Matsumoto Castle 26. Origami Little Paper Shop Matsumoto 27. Origami - The Little Paper Shop Matsumoto 28. Baby macaque monkey Jigokudani (Hell Valley) Yudanaka- Japan Alps 29. Macaque mother and newborn Jigokudani (Hell Valley) Yudanaka Japan Alps 30. Boardwalk track - Kamikochi 31. Beautiful Kamikochi 32. Kappa Bridge at Kamikochi 33. Old Streets of Takayama 34. Local Identity - Takayama 35. Hida-No-Sato in Takayama 36. Historical old house at Hida-no-Sato in Takayama 37. Fire Brigade at Hida-No-Sato in Takayama 38. Takayama Kaikan (Float Museum) 39. Takayama Float Museum 40. Close up of float at Takayama Kaikan (Float Museum) 41. Nikko-Kan Miniature Model Museum Takayama 42. A Must Visit in Takayama 43. Now that is a Hamburger - Takayama 44. UNESCO World Heritage Shirakawa-go 45. UNESCO World Heritage Shirakawa-go 46. UNESCO World Heritage Shirakawa-go 47. Making Washi Paper in UNESCO World Heritage Gokayama 48. Finals Results Gokayama Washi paper making 49. Working with gold leaf - Kanazawa 50. Screen display at Gold/Silver shop Kanazawa 51. Showroom at Gold/Silver Shop - Kanazawa 52. Kenroku-en Gardens in Kanazawa 53. Kenroku-en Gardens in Kanazawa 54. Making Tatami matting - Kanazawa 55. Nagamachi (Samurai) District in Kanazawa 56. Higashi Chaya (Geisha) District - Kanazawa 57. Instruments in Geisha House - Kanazawa 58. Original kitchen Geisha House Kanazawa 59. Shinkansen Platform JR Kyoto Station 60. Shopping Arcade in Kyoto 61. Karamon Gate Entrance to UNESCO World Heritage Nijo Castle Kyoto 62. Close-up of intricate work on Karamon Gate Nijo Castle 63. Beautiful detail Karamon Gate Nijo Castle Kyoto 64. Garden at UNESCO World Heritage Nijo Castle - Kyoto 65. UNESCO World Heritage Kinkaku-ji Temple - Kyoto 66. Romon Gate Entrance to Fushimi-Inari Shrine 67. Part of the 4km avenue of torii gates called Senbon Torii (thousands of Torii Gates) 68. Guardian fox Fushimi Inari Shrine Kyoto 69. Maiko, Jan & Reiko-san Owner of Japanese Tea house Tea with Maiko in Kyoto 70. UNESCO World Heritage Ginkakuji Temple - Kyoto 71. Sand Garden at UNESCO World Heritage Ginkakuji Temple - Kyoto 72. UNESCO World Heritage Kiyomizu-dera..Kyoto 73. Kiyomizu Pottery 74. Sannenzaka Slope Kiyomizu - Kyoto 75. In the Gardens of Kyoto Imperial Palace 76. Torii Gate leading to Heian Shrine - Kyoto 77. Late afternoon on the banks of the River Kamo - Kyoto