Kyoto offers some of the most beautiful shrines and temples in the world – over 1600 to be exact. We’ve done the homework and here are the top 5 not to miss: #1. Kiyomizu-dera Temple Founded in 780 (and honoured as a UNESCO site in 1996) Kiyomizu-dera is a Buddhist temple dedicated to the spirit […]
Is it just me or is sake popping up everywhere? Not just in Japanese restaurants but in bars and all sorts of restaurants. So, what is sake and how do you order it without looking like an idiot? Firstly sake is alcohol. It’s made from fermented rice, a dash of an enzyme known as koji […]
Everyone has a major tourist site they long to see, whether it’s the Pyramids or Machu Picchu. A fortunate few of us saw them before they became overrun by crowds. That said, most of us hesitate nowadays to include them in our itinerary fearing the long queues, fight for camera space and the pestering touts. […]
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