Thursday, September 19, 2019

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...

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...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Osaka

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kansai Osaka Osaka 30 ~ 38  30 Katsuo-ji (勝尾寺) in Minoo First colors: Beginning of November until the middle of November Color Peak: Middle of November until the end of November Hours: Mo...

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

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kansai Osaka 32 Saiko-ji Temple (西江寺) in Minoo Guardian lion looks happy;) #goodweather #beautiful #colorful #mapleleaves #blue #sky #yellow #green #guardianlion #gate #temple #西江寺 #箕面 #大阪 #japan A photo posted by...

Ultimate Map of Fall Foliage Destinations in Japan : Osaka (3)

Japan Map of Fall Foliage Kansai Osaka 34 Sefuku-ji Temple (施福寺) in Izumi [googlemaps https://www.google.com/maps/embed?pb=!1m0!3m2!1sen!2sjp!4v1477905980004!6m8!1m7!1sF%3A-KZCLgVmqdJo%2FWANXP6uoKYI%2FAAAAAAAACZ0%2FIw6dBL1GdGEblqQcFIDWNgbhi5CvZ_9CwCLIB!2m2!1d34.395161!2d135.5053769!3f9.404565357758372!4f-7.432155256378763!5f0.7820865974627469&w=600&h=450] First colors: End of October Color Peak: Middle of November until the end of November Hours: March – November 8am – 5pm ;...

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...