Once just another small temple town, Imaicho flourished as a merchant town after successfully negotiating a degree of autonomy with Japan’s legendary shogun Oda Nobunaga.
Measuring over 240.000 square meters and filled with 12.000 different varieties of plantlife, Kyoto Botanical Garden is counted as the best in Japan.
Within Kansai there are numerous options for bus, train and subway lines that will help moving around a lot easier and significantly cheaper!
Without a doubt, some of you are mega manga fans. And if you’ve come to know Japanese culture through popular manga such as Dragonball and One Piece or have gotten hooked on some lesser known[…]
For the true tea-enthusiast who wants to realize this dream there is no place better than Wazuka.
Unlike its golden cousin Kinkakuji on the opposite side of Kyoto, Ginkakuji has a more humble appeal to it.
To enjoy the finest Kyoto-style sushi, Izuu (いづう) should be your next stop in Kyoto`s Gion district.
When you catch the first glimpse of its golden walls through the leaves across the lake, Kinkakuji draws you in.
Sweets are the souvenir of choice from Japan and with dozens of choices of Kyoto’s favourite sweet, yatsuhashi, available which is the absolute best?
Many of our readers may be familiar with Yokohama’s Chinatown yet Kobe’s Chinatown completes the port city’s metropolitan feeling.