Category: Kyoto

  • Foodie guide to Japan

    Foodie guide to Japan

    Forget Italy and France. There’s nowhere better in the world for a consistently excellent culinary experience than Japan. Japanese cuisine comes in many forms and can satisfy all kinds of appetites and preferences. To best experience all that Japanese cuisine has to offer, we bring you a foodie introduction to Japanese dining. Types of restaurants…

  • Things to do in Kyoto

    Things to do in Kyoto

    Kyoto has so many religious sites that you would probably have to spend a month there and visit two a day to see all of them. And though temples and shrines make up the bulk of the things to do in Kyoto, the city is also really cool to just wander around and soak up…

  • Could I Live Here? Kyoto Edition

    Could I Live Here? Kyoto Edition

    For over a millennium, Kyoto was Japan’s main city and capital. Though it’s been overshadowed by Tokyo, Kyoto remains a vibrant city where tradition meets the modern world. It’s certainly one of the cities not to miss on a visit to Japan, but what would it be like to live in Kyoto? Atmosphere The great…

  • Know before you go: Japan

    Know before you go: Japan

    Japan is one of the most wonderful countries in the world. It’s part futuristic and part traditional, and immersing yourself in the culture can be a life-changing experience. But for many foreigners, the local customs may be difficult to navigate. These are some helpful things to know before visiting Japan that will help you blend…

  • Essential tips for Japan travel planning

    Essential tips for Japan travel planning

    Though I usually prefer to go with the flow when I travel – exploring a new place without a rigid plan – traveling to Japan without planning ahead can be costly at best and significantly impact your enjoyment at worse. If you’re traveling almost an entire day to get there and you have limited time…

  • How to survive in Japan if you’re a vegetarian

    How to survive in Japan if you’re a vegetarian

    Japan is a culinary dream where you can have exquisite, unforgettable meals… if you love meat and fish. If you don’t, it can be a little tricky to say the least. I went to Japan with someone who wasn’t a vegetarian, but he was very particular about the kind of meat he ate, and he…