For its sophisticated arts and crafts as well as beautifully preserved traditional neighbourhood, Kanazawa is often described as “little Kyoto”. For the full article, please refer to ANA Experience Japan.
Buddhist temples in Japan always tend to leave quite an impression. They house some of the finest traditional art and architecture in the world and are maintained with the greatest care. Yet there is a[…]
As the largest Imperial villa in Kyoto, Shugakuin has an excellent view over Kyoto throughout the year. Designed in the mid-17th century by Emperor Go-Mizunoo himself working together with some of the finest architects and[…]
So you just visited Nijo Castle in the center of Kyoto, the famous Himeji Castle or the impressive Osaka Castle and still cannot get enough of the architecture of Japanese castles.
One of Kyoto’s most iconic images—alongside Fushimi Inari’s torii tunnels and geisha-spotting in the Gion district—takes you to the west side of the city along the banks of the Hozu River in Arashiyama.
Summer is just around the corner (and with it the Kansai heat), so why not head to one of Japan’s “three most beautiful sights” (Nihon Sankei) which just so happens to be right next to[…]
Summer in Kansai is quite notorious among both locals and visitors to the region during the season.
On August 6th at one of Japan’s most ancient Shinto shrines tucked away on the northern side of central Kyoto, 60 young men prepare for a sacred struggle.
The seemingly simplistic confectionery “wagashi” belongs to Japan’s most renowned art forms and in its essence represents Japanese culture and life.
From the first time I visited Inari, or Fushimi Inari Taisha, in Kyoto I have been mesmerized by its beauty, history and tranquility.