Arashiyama

4 Mouth-Watering Gourmet Foods for You to Try in Kyoto

Calling all gourmet foodies! Kyoto (京都) is one of the best places for you to try mouth-watering dishes. The city has a wide range of tasty choices when it comes to elegant food culture, and it has an excellent selection of restaurants serving high-quality meals. This gives every visitor a chance to have a worthy…

Forget Crowded Buses: Try a Tranquil River Boat Ride to See the Beauty of Kyoto!

Japan is a heavily populated island, and because of this, there doesn’t appear to be as much nature and open space in comparison to other countries. However, one place where you can really enjoy Japan’s beautiful scenery and landscape is in Kyoto, on a beautiful boat ride! Hozugawa-kudari – River Boat Ride Author’s photo The…

Dream Away in These 5 Stunning Natural Tunnels in Japan

Japan is well known as a country of nature and wonder. What better way to enjoy the seasons in Japan than being completely surrounded by leaves, flowers, and nature on a walk? Whatever season it is that you travel to Japan, there is something for you. Whether you want to see the fleeting beauty of…

Monkeying Around in Arashiyama at the Iwatayama Monkey Park!

What better way to celebrate the year of the monkey than by visiting the Iwatayama Monkey Park in Arashiyama, Kyoto? The Japanese Macaques (sometimes known as ‘Snow Monkeys’) are best known for their penchant for bathing in hot springs, but this practice takes place mainly in the north of Japan where the weather is much…

A Great Two-Day Itinerary to Experience the Magic of Kyoto!

Kyoto is lined with old rustic streets which give it a charming but almost a slightly melancholic feel to it too. It was the old imperial capital for more than a millennium before Tokyo took over in 1868. It is located in Honshu, the center island of Japan and although, Kyoto is the name of…

Where to Go During Autumn in Arashiyama (Kyoto)

Autumn has just arrived, and you may think that going sightseeing in Japan at this moment will be all about admiring the beautiful landscape, right? But it is not. Besides the gorgeous coloured leaves, you can also enjoy the gentle weather of the season and do interesting (outdoor) activities. West of Kyoto there is one…

Arashiyama: for monkeys, bamboo and traditional fishing

If you’re looking for a great day out in Kyoto one of the best spots to go has to be the scenic Arashiyama. Just to the north-west of Kyoto city you can find a monkey park, bamboo forest, river cruises and traditional Ukai fishing all in one place! Hozugawa Kudari Author’s photo Arashiyama is easily…