South Korea and Japan Quiz

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What is the name of this temple in Seoul?

Gyeongbokgung Palace
Changdeokgung Palace
Deoksugung Palace
Namdaemun gate
Impossible to tell

This courtyard in the Jongmyo Royal Shrine has a narrow strip marked out on it. It it...?

A stream for purification
A path for the spirits
Decorative paving
I have no idea

Where in the world is this Buddha located?

Gyeongju
Lantau Island, Hong Kong
India
Seoraksan National Park
Could be anywhere

Is this a...?

Fishmarket
Restaurant
Both a fishmarket and a restaurant
Neither

What is the function of this building in Haein-sa?

It houses the Tripitaka Koreana
Buddhist temple
Dormitory for novices
Coffee shop
I have no idea

What is this structure in Gyeong-ju?

A royal burial mound
A natural hill in the park
The back of an amphitheatre
None of these

What is this structure in Gyeong-ju?

A defensive look-out
A shot tower
A pottery kiln
An observatory
I have no idea

What is this figure?

An evil spirit
A grandfather statue on Jeju
An Easter Island figure in an outdoor museum
A pre-historic god
I have no idea

Where is this railway station?

Fukuoka
Hirosaki
Kobe
Kagoshima
I have no idea

Where was this picture taken?

South Korea
Japan
Hong Kong
None of the above

How many other people did we see on this beach on Yakushima?

0
1
2
10
Lots

How many other people did we see on in Sandankyo Gorge during a four hour walk?

none
just a few
about a dozen
Lots

What is this?

Flowers
Insect egg cases
Fruit
Fungi
I have no idea

What castle is this?

Iwakuni
Okayama
Matsumoto
Hikone
None of the above

How is this tori gate anchored to the sea-bed?

Concrete footings
Driven piles going up inside each leg
Large steel pins deep into the soil
It isn't - it just sits on the sand
I have no idea

What were we eating?

Economoyaki
Noodles
Tepanyaki
Omelet
None of these

Where is this rather uninspiring place?

Takamatsu docks
Hiroshima bus station
Some random picture taken by accident
Naoshima (art island)
I have no idea

What is this?

Something left over from kids playing
Slide designed for squirrels
Modern art
A bit of rubbish
I have no idea

And what is this?

A stone used to mark a restricted area
A stone wrapped as a gift
Modern art
Something very Japanese
I have no idea

What was Kaye queuing for?

Ice cream
Fish balls
Noodles
Nothing - she gave up

What is this girl doing?

Praying
A Buddhist ritual
Ringing the bell at a Shinto temple
Breaking a pinata
I have no idea

What is Kaye looking askance at?

Juice for two, served in a bowl
A large glass of orange juice
Fruit punch in a bowl
Excessive consumption

Who are these?

Models posing
Tourist guides
Girls dressing up
I have no idea

Who is this?

A model posing for photographer
A geisha
I have no idea

What animal is this figure based on?

Racoon dog
Badger
Prairie dog
Beaver
None of the above

What mountain is this?

Yotei, Hokkaido
Iwaki - Hirosaki
Fuji
I have no idea

What origami forms are used to make these decorations?

Fish
Flowers
Human figures
Cranes
I have no idea

What are these posts?

Construction posts
Props for trees
Poles for nets
I have no idea

These sandals are said to protect against....?

Rabies
Pestilance
Smallpox
Plague
None of the above

Where was this bus?

London
Nagano
Tokyo
I have no idea

Where is this castle?

Iwakuni
Okayama
Matsumoto
Hikone
I have no idea

What is this?

A rock in a rast-moving stream
A monkey diving for grain
A branch underwater
I have no idea

What is this bell used for?

It is a school bell
Earthquake warning bell
To call the bears for their dinner
To scare away the bears
I have no idea

What is this?

The town mascot
A fountain
A public footbath
None of the above

What is this

Water dispenser at a shrine
An art work
A fountain
All of the above

What is this?

A dinner gong
An art work
A beater for a bell
I have no idea

Where are these fantastic figures?

Nara
Kyoto
Takayama
Nikko
None of the above

What is Kaye eating?

Japanese barbeque
Korean barbeque in Japan
Gogigui
Yakiniku
Any of these

This is downtown....?

Ueno
Ginza
Tokyo
I have no idea

What is this machine?

A condom dispenser
A fortune dispenser
A drink dispenser
A lucky dip
I have no idea

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