The city has so many hidden surprises including rich architecture, hot springs, beautiful hillside villages, and the world renowned sake that goes so well with their wagyu beef. Kobe is a city where you can experience all of Japan in one day and offers so much more than expected.
This is my list of the best easy day trips from Kyoto city centre within a reasonable distance for culture lovers and travellers alike. The list includes trips to temples and shrines from Kyoto city centre which require a half-day or full-day visit along with some popular towns on the outskirts of Kyoto.
From majestic Torii gates, Sake barrels to legends and the serenity of the cedar forest, Meiji Shrine in Tokyo is an unmissable destination in Shibuya
The humble okonomiyaki is well-known throughout Japan but Hiroshima holds an exclusive claim to fame. Okonomiyaki Hiroshima style became the cherished hearty food of the local people and a symbol of their resilience and spirit …
The smooth, delicious swirly rich Japanese soft serve ice cream in a cone is always in order in Japan, even on the coldest days of winter.
Entwined in the midst of traditional heritage and modern city life are the longstanding traditional flea markets in Kyoto. Kyoto markets are a true haven for travellers to experience scrumptious street food, sample a selection of fresh and dried pickles, buy ornate souvenirs along with adorable kimono or yukata with pretty footwear — inexpensively.
“Tofu” or bean curd is food made of soy milk, pressed into solid white blocks. Originated in China and was introduced to Japan in the late 8th century, during the Nara period (710-794) by Zen Buddhist monks. It was the luxury food
Updated: July 18, 2022. Etiquette you need to know when visiting a Shinto shrine in Japan- Bow, Purify, Respects, Ema and Omikuji. Click to find out more