4 Must-See Temples When Visiting Beautiful Kyoto

Kyoto, an old and ancient Japanese capital city, nowadays is a modern city, but still has a spirit of old times. Kyoto just has that spirit of something magnificent. Kyoto breathes history and tradition. From these old buildings we can see how old Japanese history is, and how powerful this city was. Kyoto have more…

Visit These Top 10 Kyoto Temples for Free!

Perhaps, most of us are not followers of Buddhism or Shintoism. However, visiting shrines and temples is a good idea in Japan and all visitors are welcome, including non-Buddhist or Shinto followers. Visiting shrines or temples to see their beauty and unique construction will make us really sense the strong feeling of being in Japan.…

Gion Odori, Traditional Japanese Autumn Dance of Geisha

One of the traditional dances you can enjoy in Kyoto during the fall season is Gion Odori. Odori means dance, while Gion is a very popular Geisha district in Kyoto. In fact, in the novel Memoirs of a Geisha by Arthur Golden, most of the settings take place in Gion. kyoto-seikakumiai.com/ Gion Odori is an…

What to Buy in Kyoto: 43 Souvenirs that Boast Tradition and Modernity

Of course you want to visit Kyoto, recently voted World’s Best City by the US magazine Travel + Leisure. It is the land of the most gorgeous and traditional temples, fascinating geisha, and aesthetically pleasing one-of-a-kind sweets. sites.google.com/ Yes, of course we know that you know all about green tea and the yatsuhashi sweets of…

Kyoto Gyoen National Garden, One of Kyoto’s Largest Parks

The Kyoto-Gyoen National Garden is an essential part of Kyoto city. It is definitely one of the biggest (if not the biggest) parks in Kyoto. If you look at Kyoto’s map, you’ll notice that a huge rectangular green area that takes up a huge surface of the map and which lies in the middle of…

Shoren-in Temple: Tranquil By Day, Illuminating Beauty By Night

Since autumn season is coming to an end now in Japan, a seasonal event that is very common in Japan during that period is the visiting of night temples and the viewing of light shows. While temples and shrines are known to close by the end of the day (around 5pm), there is time during…

Remnants of Eden: Beautiful Kyoto in Japan

Of all the places I’ve traveled throughout Japan, no other place had me in awe as much as the city of Kyoto Japan. The reason behind this is simple. Japan itself is the epitome of the phrase “what you see is what you get.” If you’ve ever looked at an image of a place before…

Katsura Imperial Villa in Kyoto: Traditional Yet Enthralling

In the western suburbs of Kyoto, lies a villa with associated gardens and outbuildings. It is called Katsura Imperial Villa and is regarded as an important large-scale cultural treasure in Japan. travelneu.com/ It is a perfect example of the essence of traditional Japanese designs. The History snipview.com/ Katsura is a district in Kyoto and it…

Experiencing Kyoto: A Geisha Makeover

Kyoto offers the avid traveller an array of different experiences both cultural and insightful. It is a city that moves forward with the progression of modern day society while managing to maintain its rich cultural past which can be seen in the many beautiful temples or the old wooden buildings that line a lot of…

Learn How to Make Traditional Japanese Sweets in Kyoto!

Wagashi are delicious Japanese sweets, often served as part of a traditional tea ceremony. They are crafted to look like symbols of the season Japan is experiencing at the particular moment when the sweets are made. In Kyoto, Japan’s most traditional city, the way of making wagashi is known as Kyogashi and there are many…
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