Kinkaku-ji // Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion and Its Perfect Water Reflection

Gold Temple Golden Pavilion - Kinkaku-ji Kyoto Japan

Kinkaku-ji 金閣寺 is undoubtedly one of Kyoto’s shining landmark. Literally, it shines. Known as The Golden Pavilion for its gold leaf gilded facade, this temple is many photographers’ dream of a perfect water reflection. When the sun hits the right spot, … Continue reading

Inoda Coffee // Kyoto’s Old School Café

Inoda Coffee at Kiyomizu Higashiyama - Kyoto Cafes

Founded since 1940, Inoda Coffee イノダコーヒ has been a beloved coffeehouse for more than 69 years, serving the residents of Kyoto with its own brand of coffee. Its first café opened in 1947 in Sanjyo 三条, and it has 7 … Continue reading

8 Things to do at Kiyomizu-dera // Kyoto’s Nailless Hillside Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Autumn Maple Trees - Kyoto Temple

Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺) is Kyoto’s most famous temple. Almost every traveller who passes through Kyoto would have made a trip to see this UNESCO World Heritage Site, built on the hillside of Higashiyama. And if an airline or a travel agency would … Continue reading

Nishiki Market // 5 Must-Eats in Kyoto’s Kitchen

Nishiki Traditional Market - Kyoto Japan

Nishiki Market (錦市場), fondly known as Kyoto’s Kitchen, has been around for more than 400 years. Traditional food vendors, small cooked food shops, and eateries line this 400-metre street. The potential of this street extends beyond these 400 metres. Running … Continue reading

Saihoji Kokedera // Kyoto’s Magical Moss Garden

Moss Bridge in Moss Garden - Kokedera Kyoto

It’s like walking in a giant terrarium. The place. A temple garden with thousands of moss varieties. The little figurines. You. A UNESCO World Heritage Site, Saihōji (西芳寺) or Kokedera (苔寺) is magical, out-of-this-world, surreal, and an ancient treasure. With … Continue reading

Tofuku-ji Kyoto // A Must-Visit for Spectacular Autumn Colors

Autumn is a fantastic time to be in Kyoto, Japan. During this season, leaves change their green coats to varying shades of vibrant yellows, flaming oranges and deep reds. Famed gardens and ancient trees are prevalent in the many shrines … Continue reading

Beauty-Pati.com // 5 Superfoods for Stunning Hair

I’ve been obsessing about my hair and nails, noticing that they are getting brittle easily with age. On days when the weather doesn’t let up with its humidity and temperature, and when I’m shuttling between appointments and meetings, my fine … Continue reading

Beauty-Pati.com // Top 8 Cleansing Oils

Gone are the days when we have to use cold cream to vigorously rub off our makeup. I remember pulling at my skin using many cotton pads during my teenage years, and before discovering the wonder of cleansing oils. Since … Continue reading

Beauty-Pati.com // Starstruck with Orange Lipsticks

Orange lipsticks have taken the world by storm. It is the new red for the lips! Be it the New York Fashion Week 2014 where Rag and Bone sent models strutting down in bright orange lips, or Hollywood stars donning … Continue reading

Beauty-Pati.com // Top 3 Telltale Signs of Aging

As some Asian cultures have it, it’s rude to ask a woman for her age directly. Some of my guy friends have shared that they sometimes guessed the age of women – not from their faces with all that makeup … Continue reading