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Japan is Kyoto – Ginkakuji Temple

I took a bus to Kinkaku-ji Temple thinking I was going to the Golden Pavilion. Little did I know that I was on my way to the Silver Pavilion. I saw Ginkaku-ji on the bus so I thought it was the same temple like how Koreans use G…

Tokyo through the Looking Glass – Shibuya, Harajuku and Shinjuku

 “Alice:How long is forever? White Rabbit:Sometimes, just one second.”  This line from Alice in Wonderland greatly defines how I saw Tokyo for the first time. I don’t think there is any other place that has captured me in one second, and I don’t think I’ll…

Japan is Kyoto – Kinkaku-ji Temple

Bus No. 59 stops right in front of the bus stop near my guesthouse so I didn’t go to Kyoto Station. Kinkaku-ji is one of the most famous sites in Kyoto so I was expecting to see a huge crowd of tourists. The morning breeze on my…

Beautiful Arashiyama in Kyoto Guide

One of the highlights of my trip to Kyoto was Arashiyama. I spent one whole day there as there was so much to do and so much to see. If I only knew that this place will captivate the deepest of my heart, I should have booked a room in…

Osaka, Japan will make you feel like you have entered into a time machine

Have you ever travelled to a city and felt like you just entered into a time machine? A place where you suddenly felt like your heart has captured your old soul. Osaka gave me that feeling. I’ve been to several cities in Europe and Asia where they have…

Japan is Kyoto – Part 2 Kiyomizudera Temple

I went really early to Kiyomizudera Temple to avoid the huge crowd but as expected, the place was already filled with tourists. This temple is one of the most popular temples in Japan and the most popular in Kyoto. When I went down the bus, I already saw people walking…

Japan is Kyoto – Part 1 Kyoto Station

  Though Spring is the most popular season in Japan because of its beautiful cherry blossom trees, it is also very beautiful in Autumn. I decided to go to Kyoto only a week before my trip to Seoul. I booked my ticket last minute. The peak is usually end of…

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