Category: Kyoto

Katsukura in Kyoto Station



The night before, I went on the internet to look for good places to eat in Kyoto. There were those my budget could not afford of course like a really good kaiseki meal. I came across a blog who suggested Katsukura¬†and it’s located at the Kyoto Station, on the top floor of Isetan. After walking around Fushimi Inari and we had our stop at Kyoto Station, it was a welcome treat.



Fushimi Inari Shrine



The Fushimi Inari Shrine is infamous for its bright red Torii gates. This shinto shrine is for the worship of the god Inari. We also found a lot of kitsune (fox) statues which are believed to be his messengers.

The first time I saw the Fushimi Inari shrine is from the movie Memoirs of a Geisha and I thought it was just beautiful. I told myself that I would see it in person one day.



Murayama Park, Yasaka Shrine and Gion



On our first night in Kyoto after checking-in the hostel, we asked the guy at the reception which places can we visit close by. We wanted to see cherry blossoms. He directed us to a park but we got lost and found our way to Murayama Park, thanks to a nice older Japanese couple who pointed us at that direction.



Eco Tec Hostel in Kyoto



To reach¬†Eco Tec Hostel in Kyoto, we took the train from Shin-Osaka station to Kyoto which took about 45 minutes. We had to look for our hostel so we can drop off our luggage. At the Kyoto Station, we didn’t know that we had to exit first so we can go to the subway which is accessible outside the station on the lower ground. There is a tourist information desk outside the exit of the JR station and we had gotten our maps here. You can also buy the all-day bus ticket here.