Category Archives: Kyoto

Kyoto – Kiyomizu Temple

Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺), is an independent Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. It was originally built in 778 although the present buildings were constructed in 1633, ordered by the Tokugawa Iemitsu.[3] There is not a single nail used in the entire structure.

Posted in Japan, Kyoto | Leave a comment

Kyoto – Arashiyama

Arashiyama (嵐山 Storm Mountain) is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. It also refers to the mountain across the Ōi River. There’s lots to see and do here, we stayed a whole day and had to choose … Continue reading

Posted in Japan, Kyoto | 1 Comment

Kyoto – Fushimi Inari Taisha

The Fushimi Inari Shrine is at the base of  Mount Inari and has trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines which span 4 kilometers and takes about 2 hours to walk up – we didn’t make it the whole … Continue reading

Posted in Japan, Kyoto | Leave a comment

Kyoto – Nijo Castle

After four nights in Osaka we moved to Kyoto which is only about an hour away on the local trains but very different to Osaka. Our hotel here, the Mitsui Garden Hotel Shinmachi Bettei, also has hot spring baths but … Continue reading

Posted in Japan, Kyoto | Leave a comment