10 Things To See And Do In Arashiyama

    March 4, 2018

    When you think of Kyoto’s Arashiyama, the first thought that comes to mind is most definitely the famed Bamboo Forest. Tourists from all over the world flock here just to see it, making it one of the busiest tourist districts in Kyoto. While it serves as the main attraction in this quaint little suburb, there are numerous things to see and do here as well. I have only ever discovered Arashiyama for half a day but here is a list…

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    Kyoto Market Guide: Nishiki Market

    If you love wandering around food markets like i do, then be sure to make your way to Nishiki Market in Kyoto. What started out as a wholesale fish district in the early 1300s has…

    February 22, 2018

    Osaka Diary: Day 1 & 2

    What We Did Day 1: Shinsaibashi, Dotonbori & Namba I flew to Osaka with ANA* (via Tokyo) and arrived to a beautiful sunrise at the airport. The tarmac crew were the cutest i’d ever…

    February 13, 2018

    Less Than 24 Hours In: Nara

    What We Did We arrived Nara around noon and initially wandered around the couple of shops nearby, stocking up on Daiso’s heat packs before making our way towards Todai-ji Temple. It was crazy freezing on…

    February 6, 2018


    One of Nara’s iconic landmarks. The main hall of Todai-ji, Daibutsuden (otherwise known as the Big Buddha Hall), is a vast wooden structure, housing one of Japan’s largest bronze statues. Despite its overwhelming size,…

    January 31, 2018