Camping near Kyoto – Utsukyo Park

On a hillside a few miles outside of Kyoto there is a small campground situated next to a river. Utsukyo Park is a delightful spot for fishing, swimming, and nature walks through the forest. When my family visited this place last summer, we felt we experienced Japan at its best. Bookings and details Author’s photo…

Appreciate the History and Beauty of Kyoto at these 3 Events

Kyoto is, undeniably, a popular tourist destination in Japan. It used to be the capital and the Emperor’s residence a long time ago. It is located in a valley, which is part of the Yamashiro Basin, in the eastern part of the Tamba highlands. There are numerous temples and shrines which have been preserved until…

Come Sightsee in Magnificent Kyoto, the Best City in the World!

Kyoto, as an ancient city with 1200 years of history, was awarded by Travel Inc.’s Travel + Leisure magazine as the best city in the world! It was done through a survey which involved 17,000 avid readers of the magazine. Kyoto has undergone many transformations in the past but has always adapted to the most…

Mifune Matsuri: A Festival on the Water

Japan has numerous festivals throughout the year with many spectators, both locally and internationally. But have you ever seen a festival done on the water? This particular festival is called, “Mifune Matsuri,” which literally means “festival of three boats.” This festival is believed to have originated in 1928, but its atmosphere is that of the…

Spend a Peaceful Time by Gorgeous Kamogawa River in Kyoto

Kyoto is a major stop on the typical tour most take on in Japan. The city is rich in beauty, contradictions and traditions, and also has its origins based on religious and a diverse array of arts. The current population is about 1.5 million. But every season, Kyoto embraces foreigners all over the world, whether…

The Hills are on Fire! Kyoto’s Daimonji Festival

There are lots of summer festivals and events all around Japan, and in Kyoto especially with Kyo no Tanabata, the fireworks in nearby Otsu city and, of course, the Bon Odori just like in the rest of Japan. There is one festival however, that is unique to Kyoto and happens every August, and it’s known…

3 Culinary Delights from Kyoto

Kyoto is a historical city with a rich history, surrounded by vast gardens and nature. It is one of the most well-preserved cities in Japan, and it is also known for its abundance of delicious Japanese cuisine. As a city away from the sea, Kyoto contains a variety of culinary delights peculiar to the place.…

The Kyoto Trail, a Hiker’s Paradise

Kyoto is located in central Honshu and was the capital of Japan for more than a thousand years, before the capital was moved to Edo (Tokyo). With a population of almost 1.5 million people, Kyoto is a metropolitan hub. Strikingly different to Tokyo, Kyoto has kept most of its history alive and well over the…

20 Kyoto Sushi Restaurants You Must Visit!

Sushi is one of the most iconic Japanese foods known throughout the world. However, when you go to Japan you may discover that even though local sushi are a lot better than those served back home, their quality varies greatly. Here are the top 14 sushi restaurants that serve nothing but the very best food…

Football Lovers Check Out a Live Kyoto Sanga Game!

Even though baseball is considered the national sport of Japan, football (or soccer) is also very popular. Surprisingly, most Japanese football supporters, usually follow a team from abroad in the big leagues, such as the Premier league in the United Kingdom or La Liga in Spain. As well as supporting teams from abroad, the way…
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