Lisbon has a documented old history from Celtic times and later as a trading post during Phoenician, Greek and Carthaginians times. At this time most of the population lived around the area that is now the São Jorge castle.
In the center of Portugal lays Leiria. With Celtic prehistory Leiria has always been known as a fertile farming and cultivating area.
Kakunodate is a small town in Akita prefecture established in the sixteen hundreds as a castle town. Although there is no longer a castle on the top of the hill, the town is still visited for its samurai district.
This time, I’m writing about something less exciting but equally important: coming and adjusting back.
One last day in Kyoto, and it was time for some lesser known beautiful places in Kyoto. The Ginkaku ji and the Nanzen ji are two beautiful examples of pavilions converted into Zen temples. Also, hidding behind the Nanzen ji we found an impressive Meiji period aqueduct. Something I never expected to find in Kyoto.
In my second time visiting Kyoto from Sendai we were booked a visit of the Imperial and Sento Palaces by a friend. Beautiful constructions with charming decoration details.
On our last day in Hiroshima, we decided to visit the Shukkeien Garden a lovely small garden planned and built as a traditional Japanese garden in 1620.