Kiyomizudera Kyoto

We had no time since we just came back from Arashiyama. After we got off the train, we took a taxi to Kiyomizudera. Kiyomizudera, it means “Clear water” in Japanese because there is hot spring that flows down from the mountain. They believe that this water is pure, clear and holy. There are three lines of…

Youshokunishihara: Nice restaurant in Arashiyama, Kyoto

We found this place when we tried to find a train station to go back to downtown Kyoto. This place is called Youshokunishihara, French place, closed to the train station. When we got inside, there were many people inside this tiny place. They said there was no English menu. We were fine with that. We got…

Kinnabe Kyoto: The best Nabe ever in my life

Kinnabe is a Nabe place. Ben found it from his guidebook. I asked my friend who can speak Japanese to make a reservation for us. When we saw her coming with a paper pot, we were stunning, how possible was that. I was impressed. This was the appetizer. There were some fish and meat. There…

Fushimi Inari Shrine (White Fox Shrine) Kyoto

Fushimi Inari or White Fox Shrine is a very famous place in Kyoto. There are many foxes statue in this place. This place was built to pay a respect to Inari God, Agricultural God. In the tale, A fox was a God’s messenger, which could transform to a human. The red tunnel is called Torii. It…

Ryoan-ji Temple and Rock Garden in Kyoto

Ryoan-ji temple was built in 1450. There was a rock garden in Karesansui style here at this place. The main component in this kind of garden is gravel and rock. The garden is in simple concept to arouse the creativity in yourself when you look at it. This is a small model of a rock…

Kinkaku-ji: The Golden Pavilion in Kyoto

Kinkaku-ji or The Golden Pavilion used to be a Shokun house or a mayor house in the past and it was changed to be a temple. This place is also known as Rokuonji temple. The Golden building in the middle of a pond was very bright and Shiny. It was very pretty so there were many…