The Fantastic World of Sagano Bamboo Forest

Bamboo Groves blogs.c.yimg.jp/ Bamboo is the fastest-growing plant on Earth (Based on reports, it can grow 250 cm in 24 hours), used as a building material and considered to be a forestry product. Moreover, bamboo is used as a product for handicraft by the creative people. Bamboo can reach 30 metres in height and a…

Eigamura The Japanese Hollywood

Attractions psy.ritsumei.ac.jp/ Located at Azumasa area of Kyoto, Eigamura the Japanese world for eiga (=movie), and mura (=village), was described by Karla Cripps, a CNN writer, as The Hollywood of Japan. The place has many other names among Japanese, such as Toei Uzumasa Eigamura (東映太秦映画村, or Kyoto Studio Park or simply the Movie Land. It…

One of the biggest festivals in Kyoto, Aoi Matsuri

Aoi Matsuri flickr.com/ Aoi Matsuri (葵祭) is one of the three most famous and graceful festivals in Kyoto, held by two Kamo shrines in the north of city- Shimogamo Shrine and Kamogamo Shrine. This festival is held each year on 15th of May. There are about 500 people dressed in elegant ancient costumes wearing traditional…

Kurama, the hidden gem of Kyoto

Little known beautiful town Author’s photo The tiny mountain town of Kurama sits high in a mountain valley outside of Kyoto, Japan. The town is a bit of a trek to get to, requiring a couple transfers on subways and trains from the city center, and a final ride on a small, slow line through…

Kiyomizudera, The Pure Water Temple in Kyoto

KIYOMIZU DERA upload.wikimedia.org/ Kiyomiszu Dera (清水寺) is an independent Buddhist temple. In 780, this temple was founded on the site of the Otowa Waterfall in the east of Kyoto. It is also a part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage site. THE MEANING Kiyomizu Dera (清水寺) consists of three words, “Kiyo”…

A Taste of Japan in Kyoto’s Nishiki Market

Introduction Author’s photo Between Karasuma Street and Kawaramachi Street lies the famous Nishiki Market Street in downtown Kyoto, where a feast for all the senses awaits. This Market is known historically as it preserves traditions and is famous for its infinite choice of foods and goods. Shopping in Nishiki Market Street Author’s photo Kyoto is a…

A memorable Journey in Kyoto in Sakura Season

smogon.com/ The cherry blossom season or the Sakura season is the most stunning time to be in Japan. To all the international visitors and everyone wishing to see Kyoto during Sakura, here I share my experience of a one day trip in Kyoto along the pink and white beautiful flowers leaves. Generally for a one-day…

The Most Beautiful Temples in Kyoto

Do you like ancient things, such as temples and shrines? Or are you interested in their history? If you like them, don’t miss these 2 gorgeous temples when you visit Kyoto, Japan. 1. Kinkaku-ji farm5.static.flickr.com/ “Kin” means gold in Japanese. So, “Kinkaku-ji” means “The Golden Pavilion”. It is a three-story building located in Rokuon-ji Temple.…

3 Reasons To Visit Kyoto

Have you decided which place to go to on your first trip to Japan? Read the three reason why Kyoto is the best place for all the first-timers and make sure to reserve your trip right away! 1. Home of 17 Unesco Heritage Sites coloursandlight.com/ Kyoto has 14 Unesco Heritage Sites and it’s located nearby…

Seven Places in Kyoto to Top Your Must–See List

As you may know, Kyoto is the ex-capital of Japan filled with nothing but magnificence. Known for being more traditional than the big cities such as Tokyo or Osaka, Kyoto will take you on a journey that will give you a glimpse of the Shogun lifestyle and the Onin war effects and many other historical…
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