Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Do Not Miss the Enchanting Street Illuminations of Arashiyama, Kyoto This December

Kyoto, being the old capital of Japan, is home to great temples, shrines, gardens, and geishas. This December 2017, Kyoto’s old streets will be adorned with lights and flowers as the Arashiyama Hanatouro is held. Here’s what you need to know about this much-awaited illumination event! Hanatouro “Hanatouro,” which literally translates to “flowers and lanterns,”…

4 Places to Visit When You’re Stuck in Tokyo but Longing for Kyoto

Kyoto (京都) is arguably one of the best must-see places in Japan: a prefecture full of picturesque spots that preserve Japanese culture and history. But when, for whatever reason, you’re stuck in Tokyo’s (東京) busy streets and tall buildings, with so little time and resources (that shinkansen or plane ride does not come cheap!), you…

3 Picturesque Places in Arashiyama, Kyoto That You Should Not Miss

Upon hearing the word “Kyoto (京都),” many people think of temples and shrines as the best sightseeing spots, but that’s not entirely true. There are many other places in this historic area, particularly in Arashiyama (嵐山), that you need to see and visit. Here are three of them! 1. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove jp.fotolia.com/ The Arashiyama…