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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