Exploring the Unique Culture of Kyoto, Japan

Are you ready to embark on a cultural adventure? Look no further than Kyoto, Japan. As one of Japan’s most historically significant cities. Kyoto boasts a unique culture you won’t find anywhere else. Temples and Shrines Kyoto is home to over 2,000 temples and shrines, each with its own unique history and architecture. Some of… Read More Exploring the Unique Culture of Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto Cherry Blossoms

Maruyama park is one of Kyoto’s most visited places during the sakura season. Since it is so close to the Kyoto downtown area. The park has many wonderful cherry blossoms, including the famous weeping cherry of Gion. After the park, we take quite a hike up into the back mountain temple of Chion-in.

Silver Pavilion (Ginkakuji Temple) 慈照寺(銀閣寺)

Walk the Philosopher’s Path at this Kyoto temple that proves all that glitters truly isn’t gold. The brother temple to Kyoto’s famous Golden Pavilion (Kinkaku-ji), the Silver Pavilion (Ginkaku-ji) doesn’t actually have any silver applied to its exterior. It’s precisely this lack of adornment that makes it special. In its understated elegance, Ginkaku-ji embodies the Japanese… Read More Silver Pavilion (Ginkakuji Temple) 慈照寺(銀閣寺)