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…

Discover Kyoto’s Wild Nature: Forest Train and River Cruise

The world is full of the wonderful places to visit. And many of these places can be found in the Land of the Rising Sun. That is why Japan is always packed with visitors from all over the world. Why is Kyoto popular? One of the most traveled places in Japan is Kyoto. That is…

The Prevalence of the Gion Matsuri Tradition

Having always read and watched Japanese related events and traditional rituals from a third world country or a country with poor heritage, a desire to lively witness one has always been an unfulfilled desire until the day I set foot on the Gion Matsuri festival that was actually unbelievably more marvelous than the highest of…

Toei Kyoto Studio Park: Experience the Japanese Movie and Anime fantasy world!

Toei Kyoto Studio Park (東映太秦映画村), also known as Kyoto movie land, is a must visit spot for every Japanese movie and anime fans. The studio which has been operating from 1975, is currently the biggest studio in Japan (approximately 36,000 square meters!) and the only studio which also operates as a theme park. flickr.com/ The…
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