Thursday, October 24, 2019

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...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Kyoto (8)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kansai Kyoto 22 Tofuku-ji Temple (東福寺) in Kyoto First colors: Middle of November Color Peak: End of November until the beginning of December Hours: 9am – 4pm Access: 10min walk from Tofuku-ji Station...

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)...

Japan`s World Heritage Sites: Monuments of Ancient Kyoto

Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto: A treasury of temples and shrines With so many gems gathered here, the sightseer's dilemma is knowing where to start! So for the time-strapped tourist, here are the top three "must see" spots. 1....

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...

First Shrine visit of the year – Hatsumode

New Year's is one of the most important holidays on the Japanese calendar. During the Edo period and the old way of counting, everyone was one year old at birth (because they counted the...

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...

Ukai: A 3-in-1 Truly “U”-nique Experience

To enjoy Japan’s culture, cuisine and scenery, try a Ukai river cruise. “Ukai” literally means the rearing of cormorants and refers to a traditional fishing method deploying these long-necked aquatic birds to hunt for river...

Gudetama lost in Edo!

Japan's popular lazy egg, Gudetama, is lost in the Edo period! This autumn and winter only you can visit Gudetama world at the Toei Kyoto Studio Park. Born in 2013, Gudetama's name is a play...