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

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

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