Kyoto

Everland

Everland

Everland is the biggest theme park in South Korea. It’s located in Yongin which is about an hour away from Seoul. Our previous trip in South Korea, we went to Lotte World so we decided to check out this other theme park. 

Overnight bus from Kyoto to Tokyo through Willer Express

Overnight bus from Kyoto to Tokyo through Willer Express

As I was looking for options on how to economize this trip, I came across the idea of taking the overnight bus from Kyoto to Tokyo through Willer Express instead of taking the very expensive Shinkansen for around 5000 pesos. The bus on the other […]

Kyoto Imperial Park

Kyoto Imperial Park

We wanted to see the Imperial Palace but a week prior to our trip, I learned that you needed to book an appointment for it. The same goes with the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. To book a tour, you would need to apply in advance […]

Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market is located near Shijo street, next to Teramachi Street. We actually got confused looking for the place and we should have just gone through Teramachi street. It is also known as the kitchen of Kyoto since fresh  produce and other food are sold […]

Jishu Shrine at Kyomizudera

Jishu Shrine at Kyomizudera

Jishu Shrine is known as a love shrine. This temple is dedicated to Okoninushi who is a god of love and good matches. The rabbit next to him is a messenger to the Gods.

Kyomizudera

Kyomizudera

Kyomizudera is a sight to behold. It is located on a mountain and it overlooks the city of Kyoto. It’s also known as the Pure Water Temple and you’ll see why as you scroll down. It is open from 6am-6pm. Admission fee is 300 yen. […]

First Vending Machine Restaurant experience in Japan

First Vending Machine Restaurant experience in Japan

I only see this in movies or TV shows but one night when we were looking for a place to eat, we chanced upon this one. We were originally looking for a ramen shop recommended by my cousin but we couldn’t find it. We happened […]

Kinkaku-ji or Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Kinkaku-ji or Temple of the Golden Pavilion

Kinkaku-ji or the temple of the Golden Pavilion is a Zen temple covered in gold leaf. Its garden is equally amazing as the structure. I came in here without any expectations. Yes, I’ve seen it in pictures and you know how you see a structure […]

Katsukura in Kyoto Station

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 […]

Fushimi Inari Shrine

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 […]