Wednesday, March 27, 2019

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Kyoto

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kansai Kyoto Kyoto 1 ~ 29  1 Zenporitsu-ji Temple (善法律寺) in Yawata A photo posted by 柴犬こむぎ&つくし (@mugi_tsuku) on Dec 17, 2015 at 3:01pm PST First colors: Middle of November Color Peak: Middle...

Beyond the Beaten Track : Finding Japan’s Lesser-Known Magnificence

WATTENTION AUTUMN TRIP REPORT Never underestimate Japan. It’s a mistake to confine yourself to the sprawling, labyrinth-esque borders of Tokyo on a visit to Japan. The incessant gleam of neon lights has a sedative effect that...

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...

Kyoto’s Okonomiyaki

Most people who have been to Japan have encountered Japan's savoury pancake known as "Okonomiyaki". The name of this dish literally means "bake it how you like it", so it's to no surprise that...

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)...

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...

Omotenashi In A Ramen Bowl

  One of Japan’s biggest assets is its hospitality and the quality of service. Japanese people’s meticulousness and proactive ideas are surely a source of Japan Inc.’s promising brand. In fact, this philosophy is transcended...

Sakura Sightseeing In Kyoto (2)

See the Eternal City tinted in the delicate pink of Spring and sigh at the fleeting beauty of the sakura. Here are the top spots to for ohanami (cherry blossom viewing). 5) Maruyama Park The  12m ...

Gion Festival: A matsuri of “moveable art museums”

A Kyoto summer without the Gion Festival would be like imagining the ancient capital without all its beautiful art and architecture. Fortunately, at this festival – one of Japan’s three biggest – you can gaze...

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...