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!
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
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
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!
the Kyoto International Manga Museum has become the mecca of manga fans everywhere, housing a massive 300,000 strong collection. The museum showcases the development of the manga industry over the years, and holds events and exhibitions that give insider peaks … Continue reading The Home of 300,000 Manga! Kyoto International Manga Museum
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!