Pokemon Center in Kyoto

Pokemon Center in Kyoto

Kyoto is known for a number of historical and cultural properties, and so there are many tourists from all over the world visiting Kyoto throughout the year. But in the meantime, Kyoto is famous for a number of corporate giants which have been successful globally. Of...
Kyoto Autumn Colors in Nison-in Temple

Kyoto Autumn Colors in Nison-in Temple

I visited an old temple located in Sagano district in Kyoto to observe autumn colors. I thought it would be a bit too early for color changes, but actually the timing was perfect. Leaves of Japanese Maples were turning scarlet and yellow, and there were many visitors...
Rare Torched Bonito Salad

Rare Torched Bonito Salad

Now is the time for Bonito - a kind of Tuna which is in season in spring and autumn. In spring, Bonito is usually leaner, but in autumn, the meat is fattier. We call spring Bonito "Hatsu-Katsuo" (meaning first Bonito in the season), and autumn Bonito "Modori-Katsuo"...
Walking in Kyoto Gyoen National Garden

Walking in Kyoto Gyoen National Garden

I visited Kyoto Gyoen National Garden the other day. The weather was not very nice, but I thoroughy enjoyed walking in the garden where Kyoto Imperial Palace is situated. It is a huge area (92 hectares) between Marutamachi st. and Imadegawa st. People in Kyoto visit...
Nice day-trip to Ine town

Nice day-trip to Ine town

Last weekend, I visited Ine town, north-west of Kyoto, which faces The Sea of Japan. It took about a couple of hours to get there, but it was worth. Weather was so nice that the waterfront was beautiful. There is a small strip mall by the water, called...
Quiet Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Quiet Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

I walked through Arashiyama Bamboo Grove last weekend. It would be really crowded with tons of people before Covid-19 pandemic, but now (even on Sunday) it is very very quiet. I took my first 360 degree photos with GoPro Max and I wanted to share them with you. You...