• May 14, 2020

    Kyoto Station

    Kyoto Station is a major stop on the Tokaido Shinkansen Line running from Osaka to Tokyo, along with a many other train lines including intercity rapid services. This modern and spacious station ...
  • May 13, 2020

    Japan Rail (JR) Pass

    Most international visitors coming to and from Nagano will make at least one journey on Japan’s famous shinkansen. Often referred to as the ‘Bullet Train’, the shinkansen network spans the countr...
  • May 31, 2017


    Founded in the Heian Period (794-1185), Kiyomizudera is one of Kyoto’s most celebrated temples and one of seventeen World Heritage sites in the city. Founded on the site of the Otowa Waterfall - ...
  • May 30, 2017


    Most commonly referred to as ‘Sanjusangendo’, the properly named Rengeo-in is the longest wooden structure and second largest temple in Japan. Founded by the cloistered Emperor Go-Shirakawa in 11...
  • May 29, 2017

    Higashiyama District inc. Yasaka Pagoda

    Located between Kiyomizudera and Yasaka Shrine, Higashiyama is one of Kyoto’s best-preserved historic districts. An enclave in which ‘old Kyoto’ lives on, the area retains the majority of its his...
  • May 28, 2017

    Yasaka (Gion) Shrine

    Located in eastern Kyoto and within easy walking distance of the always popular Higashiyama District and Kiyomizudera, Yasaka Shrine dates back to the 7th century and a place of imperial patronag...
  • May 27, 2017

    Maruyama Park

    Maruyama Park is a large public park located between the always popular Higashiyama District and Yasaka Shrine. Given its size, the park can be approached from multiple directions however most vi...
  • May 25, 2017


    Headquarters of the Nanzen-ji branch of Rinzai Zen, Nanzen-ji is one of Kyoto’s most important temples. Established in late 13th century, Nanzen-ji includes multiple major structures and subtempl...
  • May 24, 2017

    Higashiyama Joshi-ji inc. Ginkaku-ji

    Established in the late-15th century, Ginkaku-ji or the ‘Silver Pavilion’ was the retirement villa of the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa. Modelled on Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion), the villa was repurp...