How to avoid the crowd at Fushimi Inari

How to avoid the crowd at Fushimi Inari

Being the most important Shinto shrines, and famous for its “thousand gates” in Kyoto. Dedicated to Inari, the gods of rice and business. The popular believe amongst visitors is that, as its name implies from the Japanese “senbon torii”, there’s a thousand red gates...
Kiyomizudera photo gallery 2016

Kiyomizudera photo gallery 2016

Located in the eastern side of Kyoto, Kiyomizudera is the greatest temple complex to visit in the city, and the most popular. This post is a photo gallery of my latest visit, as it’s impossible to go and don’t take any photo. If you want to know more, take...
A peaceful morning alone in Kyoto

A peaceful morning alone in Kyoto

Besides visiting the main tourist spots of the city, the old capital of Japan has many temples and shrines unknown for the major part of foreigner visitors. For those visiting for the first time, and with a limited time, there are lots of places to see in one day in...
One day in Kyoto

One day in Kyoto

Many times I’ve been asked for things to do in Kyoto limited to one day visit. It’s difficult to narrow it all the amazing things you can visit or do in Kyoto. Usually my top recommendations are Kiyomizudera, Kinkakuji shrine and Gion district on a tight...
Day trip to Fushimi Inari shrine

Day trip to Fushimi Inari shrine

As an adventurer, there was a place in Kyoto that I was really attracted to visit when I was staying there, Fushimi Inari. Besides the Shinto shrine, there’s a hiking trail, which special characteristic is to be covered by thousands of torii, japanese shinto...
Nijo castle, Kyoto

Nijo castle, Kyoto

After three months living in Kyoto in 2010, and other several times I’ve been to the city, I’ve only visited once the Nijo castle. Built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa Ieyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Period (1603-1867). His grandson Iemitsu...
Ryoanji temple in Kyoto

Ryoanji temple in Kyoto

One of the top beautiful temple complex gardens I’ve seen in Japan was at Ryoanji temple, in Kyoto, including the famous zen garden inside. Some indications of how to access. Really simple, sand and fifteen rocks. It is not clear the purpose of that arrangement...
Yasaka shrine and Gion – Kyoto

Yasaka shrine and Gion – Kyoto

While visiting Kyoto, there is a double visit that many tourists don’t know till they find themselves in the heart of the city. Some are attracted by Yasaka shrine, some others by Gion district, known for being the Geisha district in Kyoto. The truth is, both...

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