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
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!
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
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
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
Day 2 in the Netherlands was for us to enjoy the view of their iconic windmills. In Holland there exists a little town called Zannse Schans, where these windmills have been well preserved and traditional dutch craft continues to be … Continue reading The Netherlands Day 2 | Zaanse Schans Windmills & Anne Frank Museum
Day 4 was for us to explore the city of Berlin and its rich history. Berlin is a city that you really can’t not know about. It was the epicentre of World War II and continued to retain importance as … Continue reading Germany Day 4 | Berlin is pretty cool
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!
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