More Kyoto photos… These were taken at the Yasaka Shrine, situated at the east end of Shijō-dōri in the Gion District. Advertisements

National Treasure

Kyoto continued… Easily one of the most popular tourist spots in Kyoto, Kiyomizu-dera is a designated national treasure and a fixture in the minds of Japanese people. The historic temple, that was established in 778, is an enchanting glimpse into the Japanese culture of past and present. The street leading to the temple even makes you … Continue reading

My Day as a Celebrity

                  Ever wondered what it would feel like to be a celebrity? An easy way to find out (if you’re in Japan) is to put on a kimono and head to the nearest major shrine. Foreign tourists love to see/photograph Japanese women in traditional kimonos, but if … Continue reading