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3 Days of Hiking and Biking the Best of Kansai

3 Days of Hiking and Biking the Best of Kansai

Located in the middle of Japan, the Kansai region includes of two of the country’s most visited cities: Kyoto and Osaka. Kyoto is a city steeped with Japanese culture and history. This previous capital city is known for its shrines and temples as there is almost one on every corner– with 17 of them being registered UNESCO Heritage Sites. Osaka on the other ... Read More »

7 Must-Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyoto

7 Must-Visit UNESCO World Heritage Sites in Kyoto

Next to Tokyo, Kyoto is the second more popular city for tourists to visit, and it should be. Kyoto was the first capital back in 794AD and today it’s become Japan’s living cultural archives. If you’ve come to see shrines and temples, you can’t go wrong visiting Kyoto. This city has more than 1600 Buddhist temples and over 400 Shrine ... Read More »

Foto Friday: Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Japan

Foto Friday: Kinkaku-ji, Kyoto, Japan

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is from Kinkakuji in Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto is filled with beautiful shrines and temples, but in my opinion, none can be compared to the beauty of Kinkakuji (“Golden Pavilion”). Officially called Rokuon-ji, this Buddhist temple has acquired a lot of fame recently and has become one ... Read More »

Foto Friday: Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kyoto

Foto Friday: Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kyoto

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo was taken at one of my favorite shrines, Fushimi Inari Taisha. There are said to be over 32,000 shrines dedicated to Inari throughout Japan- that’s over 1/3rd of Japan’s total shrine count! The head shrine is Fushimi Inari in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. Inari is the ... Read More »