Before we get started, there are some things to note. Firstly, most public baths require you to be naked. Baths may or may not be gender-segregated, so it’s best to check beforehand. Next, most public baths also do not allow … Continue reading The Best Onsen Towns in Japan
Festivals, flea markets and community events in Japan all have one very delicious thing in common – freshly prepared street food, served piping hot! Japan is one of the best places to try local street food, as high hygiene standards … Continue reading Top 5 must-try Japanese street food!
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!)
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!
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) in Kyoto
If you enjoy traditional art, architecture and history, there is truly no better place in Japan to visit than Kyoto. The ancient capital is so well preserved it produced a whopping 17 UNESCO world heritage sites, all of which have … Continue reading The Easy Guide to Kyoto’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites
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