Okazaki Jinja Shrine

Okazaki Jinja is a small Shinto shrine located in the east side of Kyoto.  Locals visit here to pray for fertility and safe childbirth for hundreds of years.  In recent years, this place has become a popular spot for tourists … Read More


Early Fall Foliage – Kyoto Imperial Palace

Fall is in the air, and the trees in Kyoto started to change colors little by little.   We saw some trees in orange and red already at the Kyoto Imperial Palace today. The Kyoto Imperial Palace has numerous trees in … Read More


Fall Foliage in Kyoto – Nanzenji

Nanzenji is a Zen Buddhist temple located in the Higashiyama area of Kyoto.  It is one of the most   spectacular temples with a massive Sanmon front gate, famous gardens, and a large complex surrounded by many sub-temples. Nanzenji is also … Read More