Japan, Tokyo

How to make the Best of 3 Days in Tokyo?

3 Days in Tokyo Tokyo is one of the busiest metropolises in the world and there are many great things to see and do here. It offers unlimited shopping choices, entertainment, culture and dining options. For some, it can be overwhelming and a little intimidating just to see the sheer maddening crowd that occupy the… Continue reading How to make the Best of 3 Days in Tokyo?

Kyoto, Lake Biwa

Lake Biwa

I visited Lake Biwa on the same day as I visited Mt Hiei as it was convenient to get to Lake Biwa from Mt Hiei, by taking the Sakamoto Cable car to the Shiga side to the base of the mountain to Sakamoto Station. This two-kilometres, 11-minute journey proved to be well-worth the money as it… Continue reading Lake Biwa

Japan, Kyoto, Mount Hiei

Day Trip to Mt Hiei – The holy mountain

Mount Hiei makes a nice little escape from the maddening crowds of other Kyoto’s main attraction. It is a quiet place and somehow walking in the dense forest of towering cedar trees made me feel good. It was peaceful. There were not many tourists around on a weekday when I visited. I would recommend that you visit this sacred mountain for its natural beauty and it is one of the many places in Japan where tradition meets history and you might be pleasantly surprised 😊...

Japan, Kyoto's top flea markets

Top 2 Kyoto’s Markets – A Must GO! A Must SEE! A Must BUY! Trip.

Besides temples, shrines, gardens and history that goes back centuries in Kyoto, flea markets are also a nice addition which should not be missed! There are, typically undated information on the best flea markets in Japan, so, here, I have just listed two which is a Kyoto’s MUST SEE! On 21st of each month, the… Continue reading Top 2 Kyoto’s Markets – A Must GO! A Must SEE! A Must BUY! Trip.

Japan, Kyoto Top 5

Kyoto – Top 5 MUST see places

Kyoto was the former capital of Japan until 1869 and was the residence of the Japanese emperor between AD 794 and 1868. Kyoto has so much culture, food, vibrancy and history to indulge in, that one cannot have too many days in that cultural city. Strolling through Gion or Pontocho to steal a glimpse of the geisha, visiting the many iconic temples or experiencing a traditional ryokan stay will leave you with lasting memories. No matter how much time you spend in Kyoto, saying ‘goodbye’ will always be hard. For me, these were my Top 5:...