Tag Archives: Kyoto


  • Kyoto: 5 Bucks Ain’t Worth It

    What is your sanity worth? I found out that mine wasn’t worth much as we packed up to leave Kyoto and head back home. As if some of our...

  • How to Lick An Octopus

    Yes, that’s right folks. You can lick your very own octopus… on a stick. I was tickled pink when we passed these during our wander through...

  • Attack of the Uniforms in Kyoto

    They were everywhere. Surrounding us. Almost stampeding over us in some cases. We had happened upon school trip week, or at least that’s what...

  • The Gates of Fushimi

    Orange, orange everywhere, I hummed to myself. The color was a bit overwhelming, but also mesmerizing. I remember wishing I’d had an orange...

  • Follow the Orange Arches

    Following our exploration of the Golden Pavilion and Ryonan-ji Temple in northwestern Kyoto, we headed south. What greeted us at our destination...

  • All’s Quiet On The Philosopher’s Walk

    It was quiet. Too quiet. Once we left the Silver Pavilion, the crowds thinned out and we were left to stroll a path thousands of people had taken...

  • There’s An Aqueduct in Kyoto

    Imagine my surprise when we were walking down the Philosopher’s Path in the Nanzenji temple grounds and came across an aqueduct. Weren’t...

  • The Silver Pavilion is Missing its Silver

    At the top of the Philospher’s Path in Kyoto is the Silver Pavilion (Ginkakuji Temple.) We took the #5 bus from our little machiya (townhouse)...

  • There Are No ATMs in Kyoto

    Before you jump all over me, I seriously did think that there were no working ATMs in Kyoto. I had stocked up on cash when we were in Osaka....

  • Who Needs A Castle? We have Rocks!

    Dek found a new passion in Kyoto. Rocks. I mean really, who needs hundreds of years of history, palaces, gardens and temples. My boy had pebbles...

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