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
When I went to Japan in December 2016, sakura were the last thing on my mind. The flowers are famously known to last for just a short while in spring, colouring the whole country bright pink. It’s a bit of … Continue reading Sakura Flowers in Winter? | Hirano Shrine
What better way to take in the local way of life than through food? In my opinion, the local cuisine is something that should be at the top of every tourists’ list. Tokyo, being a large, metropolitan city, is a … Continue reading Eels in your Rice? Tokyo speciality dishes you never knew about!
Get your chopsticks ready! Nagashi Somen, also known as flowing somen, is the perfect fun and cooling way to enjoy a meal on a hot day. But first, what exactly is somen? Somen are Japanese noodles made of wheat flour. … Continue reading Nagashi Somen – Cold noodle fun for a hot summer’s day
The average Japanese person eats around 19.1 Kg of eggs per year, according to the Earth policy institute, placing Japan in the top 2 worldwide in terms of egg consumption! The thought of eating raw eggs may make some feel … Continue reading Japanese People Eat RAW Eggs? Here are 6 Awesome Raw Egg Dishes
Japan’s Sakura trees may make Spring the most popular travelling period in Japan, but the gorgeous maple and Gingko leaves of October and November leave Autumn not very far behind. Some even claim the warm hues of Autumn to be … Continue reading Kyoto Proves Autumn is Better than Spring with these 5 Beautiful spots
The Jidai Matsuri is one of Kyoto’s renowned three great festivals takes place on October 22 annually (please note that the festival will be postponed to the 23rd in the event it rains on the 22nd). The lively festival is … Continue reading Why You Should Attend Jidai Matsuri- One of Kyoto’s 3 Great Festivals!
Kyoto is, in my opinion, one of the best large cities for nature lovers. There’s lots of natural beauty tucked away in the many shrines within Kyoto, as well as large green spaces for all at very accessible areas. For … Continue reading Planning a low budget trip to Japan? Here are 5 FREE tourist spots in Kyoto!
When it comes to Japanese food, the first thing that pops up in everyone’s minds is Sushi. But going beyond sushi, here are some food items not miss during your trip, and chain restaurants that serve them so that you … Continue reading 5 Must Eat Foods in Japan
It’s no secret that Kyoto is the centre of Japanese culture. The city was once the capital of Japan, and it’s architecture clearly reflects this. With literally hundreds of Shrines and temples at every other street, it can get difficult … Continue reading Top 5 best Temples/Shrines in Kyoto