First Time in Enchanting Kyoto

I like Kyoto for its nice balance of culture, natural beauties, and modernization.  I once said that one day was not enough to explore the whole richness Kyoto could offer, but it could be sufficient to have a bit taste each of it. On one day trotting around Kyoto, I had my own note for these five things. Shrines and temples Kyoto is known as city with thousands temple and shrines. When I first arrived in Kyoto, I took a map especially spotted only temples and shrines in entire city. I thought that no matter how long I visited Kyoto, … Continue reading First Time in Enchanting Kyoto

The Walk of A Geisha

I’m not over with “Memoirs of A Geisha” by Arthur Golden, yes, I know that I was left too far behind from this book was published for the first time or even from its movie first coming out. However, there were few places which were written in the book that I want to share. ◊Kamo River River or stream was mentioned so many times in the book, but as far as I remember, the only one river that flows close to Gion District is Kamogawa River, one of the most popular spots for both tourist and Kyoto resident. Spending time … Continue reading The Walk of A Geisha

Geisha in Gion

I was in the middle of reading Memoirs of A Geisha by Arthur Golden when this mind of mine couldn’t stop recalling my trip to Kyoto last year. At our first night in Kyoto, on our way to hostel from Yasaka Shrine after a day long walk, my friends and I decided to take a brief stop at Gion, a renowned and original Geisha District in entire Japan. According to the information that I’d read and collected before entering Japan about how to meet Geisha in Gion coincidentally, the time when we entered wasn’t the perfect one, in other words, … Continue reading Geisha in Gion

The Scent of Autumn of Arashiyama

When I was planning my trip to Japan for autumn 2014, I was really attracted by any foliage colour of autumn. All the websites, blogs, and brochures that I’d read during preparation were showing how beautiful the colour of autumn of Japan would be. So, I set my heart and my mind for enjoying any trees leaves changing during that moment. My thought about the beauty of autumn leaves was lingered on until I found out the truth when I arrived at Hakone at the southern of Tokyo. When I first saw the scenery, I was perplexed. At that moment … Continue reading The Scent of Autumn of Arashiyama

Fushimi Inari Taisha, One Lovely Orange Shrine in Kyoto, Japan

Sometimes boredom has its positive side. So that what was happened to me. Since i was sooooo bored, i just opened every folder on my harddisk drive. Then, i came to my Japan trip folder about 4 months ago. It brougt back all my happy moment, as i went through the folder, these pictures of one lovely orange shirine at Kyoto, Fushimi Inari Shrine came up. It is said that this kyoto’s oldest (founded in 711 AD) and attractive orange shrine is dedicated to inari, the god of rice, sake , and prosperity. This is one of most important shrine … Continue reading Fushimi Inari Taisha, One Lovely Orange Shrine in Kyoto, Japan