KYOTO IN ONE DAY: THE PERFECT TOUR OF THE CITY OF SHRINES

KYOTO IN ONE DAY: THE PERFECT TOUR OF THE CITY OF SHRINES

Even if you only have one day in Kyoto, you would be surprised at how much you can get out of it. Of course I don’t mean to insinuate that one day strolling through the heart of Japan is enough to satisfy – if anything it will make you want more. Kyoto is known as the...
FUSHIMI INARI TAISHA: A WALK THROUGH SOUTHERN KYOTO

FUSHIMI INARI TAISHA: A WALK THROUGH SOUTHERN KYOTO

The ancient UNESCO World Heritage site of Fushimi Inari Taisha is a must-see for anyone visiting Kyoto. Established in 711 AD, it is the head shrine of all Inari Shrines that number as many as 32,000 in Japan. Fushimi Inari’s name comes from Fushimi-ku, the name of...
ARASHIYAMA-SAGANO: A WALK THROUGH WESTERN KYOTO

ARASHIYAMA-SAGANO: A WALK THROUGH WESTERN KYOTO

In the western outskirts of Kyoto, tucked along the base of the Arashiyama Mountains (“Storm Mountains”), there’s the wonderful tourist district of Arashiyama-Sagano, famous for its many gorgeous temples and for its natural beauty. Besides the many attractions,...