As the autumn equivalent of cherry blossom viewing, the viewing of leafs changing colors to different shades of green, gold and red is one of the Japanese most favorite times of the year.
When winter starts setting in, illuminations are organized throughout Japan with Kobe Luminarie leading the way as one of the most famous amongst them attracting around 3 to 4 million people each year.
On the edge of the oldest geisha district in Kyoto—Kamishichiken—lies Kitano Tenmangu Shrine dedicated to the god of learning as well as the scholar and politician Sugawara Michizane.
Kyoto Palace Autumn Opening, a time to admire the amazing architecture and lush gardens hidden within the palace’s walls.
Kyoto is the most popular tourist destination for foreign visitors to Japan by far and it should be no surprise that every attraction easily gets crowded.
Let me first be clear about what you should not imagine these flea markets to be. No they are not the garage or lawn sales you might know from back home, neither are they the classical markets which fill up your local market square each week.
Located on the shores of Japan’s largest freshwater lake, Lake Biwa, Otsu is just a mere thirty minutes away from central Kyoto.