Thinking of taking a day trip from Kyoto? Mt Hiei might be exactly what you’re looking for! The mountain located is on the border of Kyoto and Shiga prefectures and houses one of Japan’s most important temples, Enryaku-ji. This mountain … Continue reading Best Day Trips from Kyoto – Mt Hiei (accessible by cable car!)
Kurama and Kibune are a pair of gorgeous mountainous towns situated at either side of Mount Kurama that are connected by what is, in my opinion, one of the best hiking trails for beginners in the Kansai region. The path is kept … Continue reading Kurama & Kibune | Best Day Trips from Kyoto
Toji temple is one of Kyoto’s many UNESCO world heritage sites, but that’s not the only reason why the temple has become so famous all across Japan. On the 21st of every month, Toji temple, situated just outside Kyoto station, … Continue reading Why you should visit a Japanese temple flea market!
While Kyoto has become famous for its world renowned temples such as Kinkakuji and Kiyomizu Dera, the city is home to hundreds of other beautiful neighborhood temples and shrines, most of which carry significant heritage and history. Taizo-in is one … Continue reading Taizo-in Temple | Hidden Gems of Kyoto
I really can’t stress enough about how much fun I had in Japan just from experiencing the local culture. Shopping and nature trails are great, but what truly defines a trip for me are the unique experiences you can only … Continue reading Unique Japanese Cultural Experiences you Should Try!
Japan has an extremely rich history of wagashi – traditional sweets and confectioneries that are often enjoyed together with green tea or alone as dessert. These confectioneries often have a more natural sweetness and are perfect for those among us … Continue reading 5 Popular Japanese Traditional Desserts to Satisfy your Sweet Tooth
Wagashi are traditional Japanese sweets that are often enjoyed together with green tea. There are many different types of wagashi for every occasion and season. While I was in Kyoto I had the chance to make some for myself at … Continue reading Making Japanese Traditional sweets (wagashi)
Tokyo is well known for being one of the world’s most expensive cities, but that doesn’t mean that you can’t save while exploring. In fact, there are a ton of ways you can sightseeing in Tokyo for free! Here’s a … Continue reading Top 5 FREE Places with the Best Views of Tokyo
Don’t want to pay for Kyoto Tower? Many tourists spend lots of money in search of the best views, but when travelling on a budget, every dollar saved is a dollar earned. So here are the best places that you … Continue reading The Best (and Cheapest) Places for Aerial Views of Kyoto
Ryoan-ji is one of Kyoto’s many UNESCO world heritage sites and is easily my personal favourite Japanese temple. Right at the foot of the hills of Northern Kyoto, the temple offers a peaceful and tranquil experience, quite different from the … Continue reading Ryoan-ji | Best Temples of Kyoto