Kyoto Itinerary #6 (Part One): [ARASHIYAMA] The Best Day Ever

Wednesday 15 January 2020: The last official day in Kyoto, my solo trip almost coming to an end. There's no other better place to visit than Arashiyama - the place that I LOVE so very much from the bottom of my heart, the place that holds great weight and importance, and the place that is…

Kyoto Itinerary #5 (Part Two): [OSAKA] Shinsaibashi and Dotonbori

Tuesday 14 January 2020: Continuing from my previous post, after the mouth-watering journey at Kuromon Market, the next thing on my itinerary was to hunt for some good quality umbrellas! Buying umbrellas in Japan feels like a very tourist thing to do, isn't it? After all, their umbrellas are known for their sturdy quality, large…

Kyoto Itinerary #5 (Part One): [OSAKA] Sumiyoshi Taisha, Kuromon Market

Tuesday 14 January 2020: Today was the day I planned to take a quick trip from Kyoto to Osaka because the weather forecast promised clear skies and sunshine. I know many people will be curious as to why I chose to stay in Kyoto and then do a day trip to Osaka instead of the…

Kyoto Itinerary #4: Fushimi Inari, Kurama Onsen

Monday 13 January 2019: Within the blink of an eye, it's day four and my main destination for the day was none other than... Fushimi Inari! Famous for its seemingly never-ending red tori gates, I decided to visit this site once more. The last time I was there, it was the height of summer and…

Kyoto Itinerary #3: Kinkakuji, Chion-In, Nishiki

Sunday 12 January 2020: Since the weather forecast predicted that today would be interspersed with a couple of showers throughout the day, I decided to explore the areas near where I was staying for greater ease and convenience. The main destinations were: Kinkakuji temple, Chion-In temple, Nishiki market, and the major shopping streets. My plan…