Arashiyama

Top 5 Incredible Animal Attractions in Japan!

Before I came to Japan, I had no idea just how many of my day trips would be filled with amazing animal attractions! Whatever animals you love, you can find them here in Japan! So here are my top 5 (of many!) animal attractions in Japan! 1. Cat Cafes Author’s photo Arguably the most famous…

Really That Good! The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

There are places and things in Japan that everyone raves about. You’ve probably heard the following words countless times from your friends and the people you meet in Japan: “Oh, you’ve gotta see this!”, or “you haven’t tried *insert food* yet? You simply have to!” Understandably it can have a negative effect on your own…

7 Mandatory Places to Visit in Japan

It is natural for a country to have places to die for. Places where tourists are rapidly expanding from time to time. This article is a list of the obligatory places to visit if you want to get a feel for the place. 1. Himeji Castle jp.fotolia.com/ As for starters, Himeji Castle is considered in…

Enchanted Kyoto! A Short list of 4 Beautiful Places to Visit

Kyoto is a big place. Being a historical city, it is home to hundreds of shrines and castles. The city is even known as The City With Ten Thousand Shrines, that is the number of shrines you will come across when searching for places to visit in the area. To add to the confusion, 17…

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…

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…

Great experience; Jinrikisha (rickshaw, 人力車) [Part 2]

In the previous article, we introduced how you can enjoy jinrikisha. Now we will introduce where you can enjoy it! Relevance:Great experience; Jinrikisha (rickshaw, 人力車) [Part 1] Arashiyama(Kyoto) You can enjoy beautiful and well-known bamboo forest, many temples, beautiful sakura (cherry blossom) in spring and momiji (golden leaves) in autumn here. Basically you can take…