Friday, January 18, 2019

Fushimi Inari Shrine

Situated in Fushimi-ku, about 2km south-east of Kyoto station, the Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine is said to originate from the Hata clan’s worship of the god of rice and sake in the 8th century. As...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Kyoto (6)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kansai Kyoto 16 Nison-in Temple (二尊院) in Kyoto A photo posted by LOVE❤KYOTO (@kyoto_mkssk) on Oct 9, 2016 at 6:11am PDT //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js First colors: Beginning of October Color Peak: Middle of November until...

Best Matcha Parfait in Kyoto

Matcha is loved all over Japan and foreigners are joining in on the powdered green tea hype. The delicious multi-layered dessert called "parfait" is very popular in Japan and many cafés have at least one...

3 Historic Fan Shops in Kyoto

Kyoto’s rich history even extends to its many shops and these shinise, or historic shops, are some of the Kyoto's oldest. In fact, these three fan shops are among Japan's most historic, with some...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Kyoto (4)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kansai Kyoto 10 Kosho-ji Temple (興聖寺) in Uji A photo posted by 拓?風 (@sohkai_works) on Dec 10, 2015 at 5:24pm PST //platform.instagram.com/en_US/embeds.js First colors: End of November Color Peak: End of November until...

Themed Izakayas To Experience Japanese Culture

It's all about theme-work!  Experiencing Japanese summer is not complete without going to themed restaurants and Izakaya (bars). Savory food and refreshing drinks are alluring to start with, but these venues offer great entertainment such...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Kyoto (7)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kansai Kyoto 19 Kyoto Botanical Garden (京都府立植物園) in Kyoto First colors: End of October Color Peak: Middle of November until the beginning of December Admission: 200 yen (adults), 150 yen (high-school students),...

UNESCO world heritage : Nishi-Honganji

Kyoto has many temples and shrines that are famous in Japan and all over the world. But there are many interesting temples that do not appear on the classic tourist routes because they are...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Kyoto (2)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kansai Kyoto 4 Komyo-ji (光明寺) in Nagaokakyo First colors: Middle of November Color Peak: End of November until the beginning of December Access: 10min Hankyu-Bus ride from Nagaoka-Tenjin Station (Hankyu Kyoto Line)...

Kyoto by the Sea. Enchanting places. Engaging locals

So you’ve seen the golden splendour of to Kinkaku-ji, and walked the famed paths of Fushimi-inari taisha and Arashiyama. Perhaps you’ve even wondered the back alleys of Nishiki market and peered around town from...