My first time in Japan I was really surprised restaurants were so specialized. Rather than having a selection of assorted dishes on their menu, most places specialize in one type of food. Often, they offer many different iterations, or variations on a theme (or flavor). One of my favorite types of places to eat is […] […]Read More
Let me briefly describe essential steps and manners concerning visiting Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Japan. While there is no strict dress code when visiting shrines and temples, it is recommended to be appropriately dressed to show respect at a place of worship. How to visit a temple Behave calmly and respectfully. Show your […]Read More
Daimonji Yaki, also commonly known as Daimonji Gozan Okuribi, is a festival that forms part of the Obon celebrations in Kyoto. Enormous bonfires are set alight on five mountains in Kyoto in the shape of Chinese characters and other symbols to help guide our ancestors back to the spiritual world after Obon. It is believed […]Read More
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I’m Jelena, a traveler, a photographer, and an Explorer. This blog is travel scribbles, diary of my traveling with family, preparing for it, and discoveries along the way.
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