Nishiki Market, Japan

One of the places that I love to visit when I travel to a new country is their local market. By visiting the market, it makes me understand the local flavor and culture of each country. On the other hand, local markets have good varieties of locally produced dried foods and it is definitely a…

Sagano Romantic Train, Japan

Sagano Romantic Train is amazing and the old fashion train ride was enjoyable as it travel from the district of Arashiyama through the serene forest and mountains into the rural of Kameoka city. The sightseeing trains depart from Torokko Saga Station which is just 15 minutes from Kyoto Station. The approximate 25 minutes journey of…

Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Japan

Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto is a huge temple that attracts great numbers of visitors throughout the year. Kiyomizudera means Pure Water Temple and the name derives from Otowa Waterfall’s pure water. Otowa Waterfall is located at the base of Kiyomizudera’s main hall. The temple can be easily reached from Kyoto Station by bus and the journey is approximately…

Kinkaku-ji, Japan

The well known Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Kinkaku-ji also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion is a beautiful temple with very serene surroundings. The Golden Pavilion is three stories high and the second and third story of the pavilion are covered with pure gold leaf. It would be nice if visitors are allowed to…

Kiyomizu-Zaka Street , Japan

Kiyomizu-Zaka Street is a very interesting street to experience the traditional old Kyoto. The street is occupied with many wooden shops and cafes selling a variety of local products including local crafts. Some of the shops provide free testing on the sweet treats made from rice flour with different flavored fillings and they are mainly very…