Buying souvenirs from gift shops can quickly get really expensive. More often than not, these items are overpriced tourist traps. If you’re looking for tangible items to remind yourself of your trips, here are ways you can preserve your memories, … Continue reading Free Mementos to Bring Back from your Next Trip
Festivals, flea markets and community events in Japan all have one very delicious thing in common – freshly prepared street food, served piping hot! Japan is one of the best places to try local street food, as high hygiene standards … Continue reading Top 5 must-try Japanese street food!
Ryoan-ji is one of Kyoto’s many UNESCO world heritage sites and is easily my personal favourite Japanese temple. Right at the foot of the hills of Northern Kyoto, the temple offers a peaceful and tranquil experience, quite different from the … Continue reading Ryoan-ji | Best Temples of Kyoto
The Jidai Matsuri is one of Kyoto’s renowned three great festivals takes place on October 22 annually (please note that the festival will be postponed to the 23rd in the event it rains on the 22nd). The lively festival is … Continue reading Why You Should Attend Jidai Matsuri- One of Kyoto’s 3 Great Festivals!
Kyoto is, in my opinion, one of the best large cities for nature lovers. There’s lots of natural beauty tucked away in the many shrines within Kyoto, as well as large green spaces for all at very accessible areas. For … Continue reading Planning a low budget trip to Japan? Here are 5 FREE tourist spots in Kyoto!
When it comes to Japanese food, the first thing that pops up in everyone’s minds is Sushi. But going beyond sushi, here are some food items not miss during your trip, and chain restaurants that serve them so that you … Continue reading 5 Must Eat Foods in Japan
It’s no secret that Kyoto is the centre of Japanese culture. The city was once the capital of Japan, and it’s architecture clearly reflects this. With literally hundreds of Shrines and temples at every other street, it can get difficult … Continue reading Top 5 best Temples/Shrines in Kyoto
Kura Sushi is an extremely popular sushi chain that can literally be found everywhere in Japan, and for good reason – it takes everyone’s favourite conveyer belt sushi and adds a fun element by introducing a lucky draw. And the … Continue reading Sushi in Japan that won’t Break your Bank Account – Kura Sushi
During my exchange programme at Kyoto, my friends and I had set aside our first weekend for a trip to Nara. We had purposely chosen to go to Nara on that day because of a festival that was going to … Continue reading Japanese Festivals are AMAZING – Why You Should Include One in Your Itinerary!
Nishiki Food Market is one of the best places to visit in Kyoto for a break between visiting temples. Nestled in a busy shopping district, it’s a definite must-go for any self proclaimed foodie like myself. Before you enter, be … Continue reading Why you should visit Nishiki Market- Kyoto’s Food Paradise