Kyoto Solo Accommodation Review: Sotetsu Fresa Inn Hachijoguchi

I've mentioned in one of my Kyoto itinerary posts that I would be doing a more in depth review of the hotel that I stayed in during my solo trip, so without further ado...here goes~ The hotel that I chose to stay in is called Sotetsu Fresa Inn Hachijoguchi. I booked a double room for…

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

Wednesday 15 January 2020: Continuing from where I left off in the previous post, after my very satisfying lunch, it was time for onsen!!! Speaking of onsens, I planned for one, thought I'd go for 2, but ended up visiting 3. Despite only starting to go for onsens this trip, I am in love with…

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 #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…

Kyoto Itinerary #1: KIX, Kiyomizu Dera, Ninenzaka&Sannenzaka

Friday 10 January 2020: My flight landed in Osaka Kansai Airport (KIX) at approximately 8:30AM and I did the usual stuff such as going through customs and then collecting my luggage. Had a slight panic moment whilst at the baggage collection area because: 1. I took another person's luggage on my first try, but thankfully…

Reasons why : Kyoto and learning foreign languages

This post will be dedicated to explaining the reasons why I chose Kyoto out of all other places and my views about learning the language of the country we intend to visit. Kyoto - this is a place that I have visited twice before my solo travel. The first was in December 2016 during our…