Language is fascinating. It can tell you so much about a person, or a people. Speaking English gets you by at many airports, but knowing some words in your destination’s language can certainly help your travel experience.
We pay a visit to the White Heron Castle. Bonus: cherry blossoms at their best!
A temple containing a thousand life-sized statues of Kannon, as well as beautiful grounds to enjoy.
Even on a gloomy, drizzly day, the Golden Pavilion shone bright and beautiful.
Kyoto after dark.
Kyoto is chock-full of beautiful temples and eye-catching shrines. Kiyomizu-dera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most famous.
You are going to see a lot of torii in this post. Torii are those ubiquitous vermillion arches you see around Japanese shrines. And they are the most famous feature of Fushimi Inari Taisha.
With its mountains, a river, and plenty of small old town charm, Arashiyama is a Kyoto day-tripper’s paradise.