Hakone Itinerary: How to Spend 2 Days in Hakone

Hakone Itinerary: How to Spend 2 Days in Hakone

Hakone Itinerary: How to Spend 2 Days in Hakone Long ago when Japan was ruled by a shogun and samurai still roamed the countryside, the cities of Japan were connected by five highways. The most famous one, the Tokaido Road (East Coast Road), connected the two most...
Kyoto Itinerary 4 Days: A City of a Million Temples

Kyoto Itinerary 4 Days: A City of a Million Temples

Kyoto Itinerary 4 Days: A City of a Million Temples Kyoto doesn’t really have a thousand temples, but it feels like it does. Even before I set foot in the city, I was overwhelmed by all there was to see. On top of that, like Tokyo, the sites are spread out all over...
Top 10 Must-See Places to Visit in Kyoto

Top 10 Must-See Places to Visit in Kyoto

Top 10 Must-See Places to Visit in Kyoto “If Japan were a human being, then Tokyo would be its brain, Osaka its stomach, and Kyoto the heart.” – a famous saying about Japan How many great cities can say that they originated from a need to escape a curse, were...
The Best of Kyoto: Tenryu-ji Temple

The Best of Kyoto: Tenryu-ji Temple

The Best of Kyoto: Tenryu-ji Temple “Beauty surrounds us, but usually we need to be walking in a garden to know it.” – Rumi If I ever return to Kyoto (cross my fingers), Tenryu-ji is a place I could see myself coming back to. That’s how special it is. Tenryu-ji...
The Best of Kyoto: Kinkaku-ji Temple

The Best of Kyoto: Kinkaku-ji Temple

The Best of Kyoto: Kinkaku-ji Temple “Beauty is truth, truth is beauty” Kinkaku-ji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion, is one of the three most stunning and unforgettable sites in Kyoto. Like two other famous Kyoto places, Fushimi Inari and the Bamboo Forest,...
The Best of Kyoto: The Bamboo Forest

The Best of Kyoto: The Bamboo Forest

The Best of Kyoto: The Bamboo Forest The second most unforgettable site in Kyoto is another atmospheric place and that is the Bamboo Forest, also known as Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. It’s not a temple, and it’s not a shrine. It’s just a forest of bamboo trees....

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