A day out @Arashiyama (嵐山)

One of my favourite places of interest in Kyoto would include Arashiyama (嵐山), a beautiful and peaceful touristy district located in the western outskirts of Kyoto. Considered as Kyoto’s second most-popular tourist destination, this stunning little district is exceptionally beautiful during the spring and autumn season with its beautiful seasonal colors. There are many ways to get … More A day out @Arashiyama (嵐山)

UNESCO World Heritage Site : Tenryuji Temple (天龍寺)

When visiting Arashiyama (嵐山) area, one is not to miss one of the most important temple within the district, Tenryuji Temple (天龍寺). Ranked first among the Kyoto’s five great Zen temples, Tenryuji Temple (天龍寺) is also registered as one of the UNESCO World Heritage Site. Located just a short walk from the Keifuku Arashiyama Station, Tenryuji Temple (天龍寺) … More UNESCO World Heritage Site : Tenryuji Temple (天龍寺)

UNESCO World Heritage Site : Kinkaku-ji Temple (金閣寺, Golden Pavilion)

One of the many reasons why I like to travel to Japan of late is to explore and check out the UNESCO World Heritage Site. This leads to my recent exploration, in fact my 2nd visit to Kinkaku-ji Temple (金閣寺) also known as The Golden Pavilion during my recent visit to Kyoto just last week. Our journey from … More UNESCO World Heritage Site : Kinkaku-ji Temple (金閣寺, Golden Pavilion)

Exploring Nishiki Market (錦市場, Nishiki Ichiba), Kyoto

One of the must visit place that I have always included in my trip to Kyoto is Nishiki Market (錦市場). However, faith as it is, never managed to get around visiting the place. This week, I finally managed to visit Nishiki Market (錦市場). Because the market is open only during the day, to ensure that … More Exploring Nishiki Market (錦市場, Nishiki Ichiba), Kyoto

A morning out @ Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社)

Yes, I am back in Kyoto for another adventure. It is now Spring / end of winter and the weather is getting warmer vs how it was last month. Today, we decided to explore an important Shinto Shine located at the southern of Kyoto, Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社, Fushimi Inari Taisha). Famous for its thousands of vermilion torii … More A morning out @ Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社)

The war memorial of Ryōzen Kannon (霊山観音)

While walking down the Higashiyama District, we discover Ryōzen Kannon (霊山観音), a war memorial commemorating the war dead of the Pacific War which is located in the Eastern of Kyoto. Here, the concrete and steel statue of the Bodhisattva Avalokiteśvara (Kannon) was built by Hirosuke Ishikawa. The statue is 24 m (80 ft) high and weighs … More The war memorial of Ryōzen Kannon (霊山観音)

A walk down Kodaiji (高台寺) Temple

We discover Kodaiji (高台寺) Temple by accident after our visit to Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺). Located at the foot of Higashiyama Ryozen Mountains in Kyoto. The temple was established in 1606 by Kita-no-Mandokoro (1548-1624) in memory of her late husband Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1536-1598). Kita-no-Mandokoro was also known as Nene. She later became a priestess and assumed the name of … More A walk down Kodaiji (高台寺) Temple

UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺)

One of my favourite place that I have revisited several time in Kyoto is Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺), which is  officially known as Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera (音羽山清水寺), an independent Buddhist Temple located in the eastern part of Kyoto. Part of the  Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺) is also listed in UNESCO World Heritage Site. Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺) is known … More UNESCO World Heritage Sites of Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺)