Going from Kyoto to Tokyo was a bit of a shock to the system. I got into Shinjuku station at rush hour, trying to navigate to my hotel after a long day of travel I was ready to check into my hotel and relax. I only had three days to explore which I have just … More In Tokyo: Where Did I Go?
I don’t care for Disneyland. Now I love a Disney movie like the rest of the world but I can’t deal with people in costume and the ‘magic’ of it all. I went to Paris on a school trip and had maybe three hours in the park and although the Tower of Terror was the … More In Tokyo: Studio Ghibli Museum
The bamboo forest in Kyoto was a place I had wanted to go for so many years. A short distance into the Arashiyama area, take a turn up a small unassuming road and there it is, the bamboo forest. A beautiful area, cool in climate with tall shoots. With my slight detour I arrived a … More In Kyoto: The Bamboo Forest
You get out of the pretty Arashiyama train station and start walking. This Ghibli like area is beautiful, small roads and neighbourhoods that reflects the serene nature I was about to come upon. The sun was shining, it was warm and I was here to see the bamboo forest. I didn’t want to take the … More In Kyoto: Arashiyama
The Golden Temple. A beautiful building gilded to the nines with that can pull a crowd from all over the world. This beautiful site has had a fair amount of turmoil, everything around the pavilion was burnt down in the 1400s after the Onin war. Later in the 1950s a monk burnt the pavilion. Today the […]
I didn’t do too much research into the city of Kyoto before I left so I decided to walk and explore. I saw an opening with shops and went in and what I found was magic! One thing I loved about Japan was the fashion, people dress incredibly well, they have great neutral clothes with … More In Kyoto: Shopping Arcades and Markets