My First 3 Trips in 2017 : Niseko, Kyoto and Osaka

This trip to Japan which started off in Niseko followed by Kyoto and Osaka is my first big trip in 2017. It is my first as we left on the first day of the new year, on January 1st at that! They say that is the best way to start the year rolling!

Magical Kyoto: Its Scenic Streets and Enchanting Bamboo Grove

We have come to the end of our journey in Japan, here in beautiful Kyoto. Here, we were met with the prettiest streets and the symbolic architecture of Machiya houses. These are traditional wooden townhouses that, while found all over Japan, are most prominent in Kyoto – known as the country’s historical capital. Machiya houses are… Continue reading Magical Kyoto: Its Scenic Streets and Enchanting Bamboo Grove

A Trip to the Other Side of Japan – part 2 of 2

And so the Japan adventure continues… Since we were based in Osaka for the whole duration of our stay (see my previous post about that first part of the trip here), we had to take a train ride to see Kyoto, a place quite popular among tourists. We knew it was essential for us to visit… Continue reading A Trip to the Other Side of Japan – part 2 of 2

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