Tag: Japan

The Magical Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto

Tourists in Kyoto have always raved about the beauty of Kiyomizu Dera temple and they are 100% right when I get to see it in my own eyes. For most visitors in Kyoto, I find this is one of the must-see especially in spring and autumn. The walk from the bus stop

Journey Through a Thousand Gates – Fushimi Inari

The moment we got off the train, I started craning my neck, looking for all the orange. Yes, to be honest! lol. Even if you have never heard of the Fushimi-Inari shrine, I’ll bet you’ve seen pictures of those reddish-orange torii gates, stood closely together forming like a tunnel. And a scene from Memoirs

Kinkaku-ji: The Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Kinkaku-ji Temple, in all its majesty is something you must see with your own eyes to believe. A stunningly beautiful temple covered in gold leaf, even seeing it in person feels almost illusory. It’s as if viewing a famous painting for the first time. But it is so much more

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove: A Walk Through Another World

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is one of Kyoto’s top sights. Without a doubt one of the most photographed attractions but no picture can capture the feeling of standing in the midst of the sprawling bamboo grove – the whole thing has a profound sense of oddness that is somewhat unlike any

Universal Studios Japan: The Wizarding World of Harry Potter

On my visit, Universal Studios had a “Re-born” parade to celebrate their 15th year anniversary.  So glad to have witnessed the fun parade where casts of different attractions were present. Teary-eyed as I was watching right in front of my eyes, like as if I was part of it. Too dramatic.

Side Trip To Nara: Maximizing Your Day From Osaka

Nara is a pretty small city. It was the capital of Japan before Kyoto. It can be visited as a side trip from Kyoto or Osaka, but, its relatively nearer to Osaka.Half-day (four hours) would be enough to see a lot of Nara’s major sights. But we managed to make

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