October 31, 2017

Shinsaibashisuji Shopping district in Osaka

Shinsaibashisuji is a popular shopping district in Osaka which has a long history as a regional center of commerce. The entire area is named after […]
October 31, 2017

Dotonbori, Eye-Catching Signage, and Billboards

We stayed in a Dotonbori hotel within 5 minutes walk to Dotonbori and always ended up here for our dinner. There are many eateries and […]
October 27, 2017

Yasaka Shrine, A holy place to pray for Marriage

Yasaka Shrine also known as Gion Shrine is one of the most famous shrines in Kyoto and a holy place to pray for marriage, the […]
October 27, 2017

Shitennoji Temple, Oldest Buddhist Temple

Shitennoji Temple is one of the oldest Buddhist Temples in the area and is well worth a visit. Unlike a lot of temples, this is […]
October 27, 2017

Nishiki Market, Shopping Street, Kyoto

We started our day in Kyoto by visiting the famous Nishiki Market. As we arrived early in the morning, the street was already bustling with […]
October 24, 2017

Tsutenkaku Tower, Symbol of Naniwa

Tsutenkaku tower is a symbol of Osaka that has appeared in many movies. It was built in 1912 as the symbol of Shin-Sekai (a new […]
October 22, 2017

Umeda Sky Building & The Floating Garden Observatory

Umeda Sky Building is a strikingly unique and very shiny high-rise structure of glass and steel which stands tall and aloof in an open area to […]
October 19, 2017

Arashiyama and Sagano Romantic Train

Arashiyama and Sagano Romantic train. Its traditional trains travel at a leisurely speed, covering the seven-kilometer distance in a span of 25 minutes and providing […]
October 18, 2017

Osaka Castle and Nishinomaru Garden

Osaka Castle looks beautiful from the outside. Inside, it is a modern museum of Japanese history in the Edo period. Originally completed in 1585 by Hideyoshi Toyotomi, the Castle’s […]
October 16, 2017

Fushimi Inari Shrine, Vermilion Torii-gates

Fushimi Inari Shrine (伏見稲荷大社, Fushimi Inari Taisha) is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii-gates which […]
October 15, 2017

Kiyomizu-Dera, Pure Water Temple

Kiyomizu-Dera, Pure Water Temple. Visiting Kyoto is not complete without a trip to the magnificent Kiyomizu-dera Temple. This temple is full of surprises, perfect for […]
October 14, 2017

The Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku-Ji Temple,

The Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku-Ji Temple, although it was rainy all day when we visited it, was still worth every minute. We took the bus from Kyoto Station which […]