KYOTO

KYOTO

Power spots are places where visitors are believed to receive spiritual power and are most often located in the mountains. Some of these include adventurous hiking treks and in Kyoto, the most powerful power spot is the Shimogamo Shrine. On top of that, it has also been designated a...

With hundreds of different trains available all over Japan that range in different shapes, sizes, and colors, there is no doubt that are many train enthusiasts or train otakus that have been admiring these brilliant mechanical machines for many years. To the joy of many people all over Japan...

Japan has a reputation for being one of the most expensive countries to visit. And on top of this Kyoto especially is well known for being over-priced with many shrines and temples requiring you to pay an entrance fee to enjoy the city. This can be challenging for backpack...

Funatsuru's history stretches back into the 1800's where its journey of specializing in fresh seafood all began. The name originates from 'funa' (a type of freshwater fish) and part of the founder's name, Tsuruzaburo Tanaka. Funatsuru then expanded into a large Japanese inn and restaurant in 1922 which greatly...

Kyoto, the old capital of Japan, is known for its rustic and traditional charm. As extensive as the train network is, some of the temples and attractions are more accessible by bus. Bicycles are also available for rent and are usually priced around 1000 yen a day which gives...

There are innumerable tourist destinations to visit in Kyoto – if you're only there for a few days it's almost impossible to whittle the list down to an achievable total. However, one thing that should be included on everybody's list is Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion. This beautiful structure is...

Denjiro Okochi (1898–1962) was a Japanese period film actor famous for his samurai movies and his war movies that were released during World War Two. On IMDb, he has 131 credits listed and was one of the most famous actors of the era. In Arashiyama (Storm Mountain, Kyoto) you...

With summer coming to Japan in about a few more weeks, there is no doubt that the warm summer days and the clear cool nights are some of the things that we are expecting for the season. One of the things you can do during the summer is to...

Go for a wander in any Japanese park in a public area and you'll undoubtedly come across at least one statue of some historical figure or other, who you have no doubt never heard of before. Like most people, I usually have a brief glance at the memorial plaque...

Beautiful Kyoto is a place filled with many quiet temples and shrines, and among these temples, there are some of which you can stay for a couple of days, known as shukubo. One of the temples in Kyoto where you can stay overnight is Fumonken, which provides the opportunity...

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