• Japan September 5, 2009 2 Comments
    2009
    Sep
    05

    Rickshaws (or rickshas) are a mode of human-powered transport: a runner draws a two-wheeled cart which seats one or two persons. The word rickshaw came from Asia where they were mainly used as means of transportation for the social elite. However, in more recent times rickshaws have been outlawed in many countries in Asia due to numerous accidents.

    Runner pulled rickshaws have mainly been replaced in Asia by bicycle rickshaws. They are also common in Western cities like New York City. In London they are known as pedicabs, and in San Diego they are called bike taxis. The term “rickshaw” is today commonly used for those vehicles as well, but this article deals exclusively with runner-pulled rickshaws.

    At Arashiyama Kyoto Japan, the area with its rural feel is best explored on rickshaw (around 8000 Yen for 30 minutes and 2 persons).

    Rickshaw at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Rickshaw at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Rickshaw at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Rickshaw at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Rickshaw in shop street at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Rickshaw in shop street at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Rickshaw at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Rickshaw at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Rickshaw at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Rickshaw at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Japanese style stores at Arashiyama. Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Japanese style store at Arashiyama. Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

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  • Japan September 4, 2009 No Comments
    2009
    Sep
    04

    Arashiyama is a pleasant, touristy district at the outskirts of Kyoto. Its landmark is the wooden (now partially concrete) Togetsukyo Bridge with forested Mount Arashiyama as backdrop.

    There are many things to see and do in the Arashiyama area. Tenryuji, a leading Zen temple, shops, cafes and restaurants are found in the district’s busy center around Togetsukyo Bridge and Keifuku Arashiyama Station.

    North of the central area, there are bamboo groves and a residential district with several small temples, scattered along the base of the wooded mountains.

    Another pleasant thing to do is taking a two hour boat tour down Hozu River. The river flows through an idyllic, forested valley before reaching urban Kyoto at the Togetsukyo Bridge. Alternatively, you can enjoy views of the valley from the Sagano Romantic Train. Arashiyama is particularly beautiful and busy during the cherry blossom and autumn leaf seasons.

    Stone monument at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Stone monument at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Little Japanese style hotel at Arashiyama Kyoto Japan, Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Little Japanese style hotel at Arashiyama Kyoto Japan, Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Pigeons at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Pigeons at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Pigeons at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Pigeons at Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama has many maple and cherry trees. Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Arashiyama has many maple and cherry trees. Kyoto, Japan. Photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

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  • China September 2, 2009 No Comments
    2009
    Sep
    02

    Chinese lotus has a special beauty.
    This kind of beauty can make people never forget.
    Lotus in Buddhism is a symbol means: pure, holy and auspicious
    Maybe that is the reason they can make me feel very calm and peaceful…
    I like the pure and clean beautiful lotus.

    Chinese lotus has a special beauty. China, Beijing, summer vacation, photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Chinese lotus has a special beauty. China, Beijing, summer vacation, photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Chinese lotus has a special beauty. China, Beijing, summer vacation, photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Chinese lotus has a special beauty. China, Beijing, summer vacation, photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Chinese lotus has a special beauty. China, Beijing, summer vacation, photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Chinese lotus has a special beauty. China, Beijing, summer vacation, photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Chinese lotus has a special beauty. China, Beijing, summer vacation, photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Chinese lotus has a special beauty. China, Beijing, summer vacation, photo by kaka. http://kakanow

    Chinese lotus has a special beauty. China, Beijing, summer vacation, photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Chinese lotus has a special beauty. China, Beijing, summer vacation, photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Chinese lotus has a special beauty. China, Beijing, summer vacation, photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Chinese lotus has a special beauty. China, Beijing, summer vacation, photo by kaka. http://kakanow

    Chinese lotus has a special beauty. China, Beijing, summer vacation, photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

    Chinese lotus has a special beauty. China, Beijing, summer vacation, photo by kaka. http://kakanow.com

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  • Japan August 31, 2009 3 Comments
    2009
    Aug
    31

    Tokyo (東京), officially Tokyo Metropolis (東京都), is one of the 47 prefectures of Japan and is located on the eastern side of the main island Honshū. The twenty-three special wards of Tokyo, each governed as a city, cover the area that was once the city of Tokyo in the eastern part of the prefecture, totaling over 8 million people.

    The population of the prefecture exceeds 12 million. The prefecture is the centre of the Greater Tokyo Area, the world’s most populous metropolitan area with 35 million people and the world’s largest metropolitan economy with purchasing power parity.

    Night in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    Night in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    This is a design school and this modern building already become a new landmarks at Shinjuku, Tokyo. Japan, Photo by KaKa.

    This is a design school and this modern building already become a new landmarks at Shinjuku, Tokyo. Japan, Photo by KaKa.

    Night in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    Night in Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    Night in Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    Night in Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    Night in Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    Night in Kabukicho, Shinjuku, Tokyo, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    In Tokyo, many High-rise buildings only have very small land area. Japan, Tokyo, Shinjuku, Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    In Tokyo, many High-rise buildings only have very small land area. Japan, Tokyo, Shinjuku, Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

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  • 2009
    Aug
    29

    Is it Japanese way?
    Japan attaches great importance to refuse classification. The classification method looks very complicated for the foreigner tourists. In Japan, even the humble covers are also can be very lovely landscaping. In main big city, smoking is forbidden in the street, the violation person will be fined.

    Japan attaches great importance to refuse classification. The classification method looks very complicated for the foreigner

    Japan attaches great importance to refuse classification. Japan, Tokyo, Tour, Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    Lovely manhole cover at shinsaibashi in Osaka, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    Lovely manhole cover at shinsaibashi in Osaka, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    Another lovely manhole cover at Osaka Castle, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    Another lovely manhole cover at Osaka Castle, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    Another lovely manhole cover at shinsaibashi in Osaka, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    Another lovely manhole cover at shinsaibashi in Osaka, Japan. Photo by KaKa. http://kakanow.com

    In Japan's big city, smoking is forbidden in the street,the violation person will be fined. Japan, Tokyo, Tour, Photo by KaKa

    In Japan's big city, smoking is forbidden in the street,the violation person will be fined. Japan, Tokyo, Tour, Photo by KaKa

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