Monday, August 19, 2019

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...

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...

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 : Kansai

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kanto Kansai is located in the southern central part of Japan’s Honshu island and consists of six prefectures: Mie, Shiga, Kyoto, Osaka, Nara, and Wakayama. Often cited as the...

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...

Sakura Sightseeing In Kyoto (1)

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). 1)  Tenryu-ji Temple This is...

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...

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...

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...