Nestled in the quieter part of the renowned Arashiyama district is Jojakko-ji 常寂光寺. A charming temple hidden away at the base of Mount Ogura, its unassuming rustic beauty is often underrated. During autumn, it’s a place where Japanese maple leaves, ginkgo trees, and moss meet in an explosion of colors.
This quote is occupying my thoughts this week. I love exploring – winding up in side roads, discovering great finds, sitting in little nooks, uncovering quaint family-run cafes, and unearthing a great spot to watch the sunset. These off-the-track discoveries always make a place special and memorable for me. pling thinks…life is so too. If you are now wandering off the beaten track, differing from the usual route that most would choose to take in life choices, career paths or even in your character traits, take heart that this side road can be great too!