Fushimi Inari Shrine

This Delicious Hidden Gem is a Must-Try when Visiting Beautiful Kyoto!

Kyoto (京都) is a very popular city to visit among travelers due to its beautiful historical attractions and culture. Kyoto is also well-known for its traditional multi-course meal (kaiseki ryori), pickles (tsukemono) and side dishes (obanzai). However, in this article, I am going to derail you for a second and introduce you to a new…

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…

4 Must-See Temples When Visiting Beautiful Kyoto

Kyoto, an old and ancient Japanese capital city, nowadays is a modern city, but still has a spirit of old times. Kyoto just has that spirit of something magnificent. Kyoto breathes history and tradition. From these old buildings we can see how old Japanese history is, and how powerful this city was. Kyoto have more…

Visit These Top 10 Kyoto Temples for Free!

Perhaps, most of us are not followers of Buddhism or Shintoism. However, visiting shrines and temples is a good idea in Japan and all visitors are welcome, including non-Buddhist or Shinto followers. Visiting shrines or temples to see their beauty and unique construction will make us really sense the strong feeling of being in Japan.…

The Kyoto Trail, a Hiker’s Paradise

Kyoto is located in central Honshu and was the capital of Japan for more than a thousand years, before the capital was moved to Edo (Tokyo). With a population of almost 2.6 million people (1.5 million in Kyoto City), Kyoto is a metropolitan hub. Strikingly different to Tokyo, Kyoto has kept most of its history…

3 of the scariest places in Kansai Area

“10 minutes past midnight. Waiting at the red light. A faint shrieking voice pierces the darkness. The yellow lights of the long narrow tunnel ahead, flicker for an instant. The traffic light turns green. He grabs the steering wheel with sweaty hands and the car slowly slides into the darkness…” It’s already summer and summer…

“Fushimi Inari Taisha” The Shrine of Fox Deities

Fushimi Inari Shrine is a very famous shrine to the god of harvest, Inari. Fushimi Inari is located in east Kyoto, the old capital of Japan. For tourists, this place is a great draw, and it is obvious why. With rows upon rows of torii gates winding up Mount Inari this is a unique and…

5 of The Most Beautiful Shrines in Japan

There are thousands of shrines scattered all over Japan, and if you are planning on visiting them all. It would take thousands of years as well. So in your few days or weeks in Japan, to shorten your educational tour and immersion, here is a shortlist of the most beautiful shrines in Japan you might…

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…