Himeji, Japan

Day Trip to Himeji (姫路) – Castles, Gardens & Temples

Himeji is a City in the Kansai region of Japan, in the Hyogo Prefecture. It is easily accessible from Kyoto or Osaka (see below) and makes a brilliant day trip. My top picks for a day-trip to Himeji are just three places which should be in any visit list to this region. Himeji is home… Continue reading Day Trip to Himeji (姫路) – Castles, Gardens & Temples

Japan, Uji

Byodoin Temple (平等院)

The Temple is one of the two World Heritage sites in Uji and its garden is regarded as a Pure Land Paradise. This 10th century Buddhist Temple was initially built in 998, at the height of political power of the Fujiwara clan during the Heian period (794 to 1192), as a retreat villa for Fujiwara… Continue reading Byodoin Temple (平等院)