Zen Buddhism

Portrait of a Maiko geisha in Gion Kyoto

Top 30 Unique Things to Do in Kyoto in 2019

Kyoto is on the go-to list of most people who visit Japan. Often dubbed as “the most beautiful city in Japan” and home to hundreds of historical sites, the former capital of Japan is the favourite of many and visited by millions of people every year. Kyoto is known as the best place to see traditional temples,…

Do You Really Need That? Minimalism in Japanese Homes

Minimalist environments are becoming more popular in Japan these days. Though minimalism has already been seen in many homes abroad, the Zen-inspired homes of the Japanese people are quite different. As space has always been an issue in the country, it becomes normal to live in small spaces wherever in Japan. Because of this, some…

What is ”Mushin” Meditation and Why is it Important?

It is widely known that the Japanese often have a different way of looking at things. Their difference in character and culture makes Japan a fascinating place to visit, where you can compare many things to your home country and maybe learn something about yourself along the way. Culture in general, across the world, varies…