Okochisanso Garden

Where to Spend a Great Day in Kyoto: Arashiyama and Kinkakuji

Without a doubt, Kyoto has become one of tourist’s favorites in Japan because of its intact and well preserved cultural heritage sites. It is nestled with numerous shrines and temples as well as beautiful nature that turns into inflamed shades of red in autumn or colorful blooms in spring. There’s a lot of places to…

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…

Experience a Traditional Kyoto Location Away From the Crowd at Okochi Sanso

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 can visit the house where he…