It’s a peaceful reunification of the ethereal beauty of nature and the grandeur of history. June is the month for Hydrangeas in Japan, and where else is the worthiest place to picture them than in the countryside of Kamakura. Kamakura is a small city in Kanagawa Prefecture, less than an hour from Tokyo. It’s a […]… Read More Reblog : Kamakura In June — Divina Everywhere
South Korea’s second-most populous city, Busan, is known for its rich history, neon lights, vibrant nightlife, and mouthwatering street food.But it is a massive and sprawling city, and choosing the best neighborhood to stay in Busan can be overwhelming. So I put together this guide, choosing my favorite and the five best areas to stay… Read More Where to Stay in Busan ( my favorites’ edition)
The hike to the summit of 233m Mt. Inari-san, and the pilgrimage circle around the shrines near the top is one of Kyoto’s most interesting short walks. It’s also the best way to see all of the Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine. Time: about 3 hours Distance: about 5km Difficulty: moderate Start point: Fushimi-Inari Station on the Keihan Line or Inari Station on the… Read More Fushimi-Inari Hike
Also known as “O-inari-san,” Inari shrines are the most familiar shrines to Japanese people. There are said to be some thirty thousand throughout the country, frequented by people of all ages. Fushimi Inari Taisha is the head shrine with which all the others are affiliated. In the 1300 years since its establishment in 711AD. People… Read More Fushimi Inari Taisha
Sea, sun, and sand… For many, these represent summer, not so in Japan. Instead, it’s wind chimes, dragonflies, goldfish, and watermelon that evoke summer for the Japanese. Japanese appreciate the different seasons, and clothing, interior decoration, various accessories, and more each have their seasonal patterns. In summer, you’ll often see yukata, fans, and other summer… Read More Summer in Japan 日本の夏
Otowa Waterfall, where the waters are divided into three separate streams. Visitors can use the cups provided at the base of the waterfall to drink from them. Each of the streams is believed to have a different effect, such as bringing success, love, and longevity. You should only pick one of the three streams, though,… Read More 12 Day of June – Dripping
A lot of rules regarding indoor manners in Japan are related to footwear. A clear line is traditionally drawn between inside and outside, and outdoor shoes and indoor slippers are handled accordingly. These rules not only apply to most Japanese homes, but also to many traditional ryokan, some restaurants and the indoor sections of many… Read More 11 Day of June – lined up
Sea, sun, and sand… For many these represent summer. Not so in Japan. Instead, it’s wind chimes, dragonflies, goldfish, and watermelon that evoke summer for the Japanese. It’s well known that the Japanese appreciate the different seasons, and clothing, interior decoration, various accessories, and more each have their seasonal patterns.
Otowa Waterfall – Kiyomizudera is located in Higashiyama, a hilly district in eastern Kyoto with lots of temples and shrines, as well as amazing views of traditional buildings and shops and restaurants. The Otowa Waterfall, the site of the temple’s construction, is located at the base of Kiyomizudera’s main hall.