Tokyo is one of my favorites cities to visit. The colorful, organized, and even the kawaii culture also apply to the food there. The vegan scene in Tokyo is growing every year. I'm always excited to try new restaurants. Here [...]
I have just returned from two weeks in Japan. I went over there with my partner, and we spent two weeks travelling around the amazing country. It was cherry blossom season (end of March), so it was particularly beautiful. The […]
Where to go in Kyoto It had to be fate. We booked our Airbnb in Kyoto quite a while ago because we would be arriving in the busy cherry blossom season (Sakura). When the blossoms start to bloom, Japan is […]
Gorgeous lotus flowers are all over Japan this summer, especially near Buddhist temples. The lotus flower is revered here and is also seen as a symbol for Buddhism. Arising out of muddy waters to a beautiful flower symbolizes the path to enlightenment […]
Approaching the end of our time in Japan we were headed to Kyoto, the place I was most excited to visit. We were getting there at the tail end of the time before our rail passes expired, believing this to […]
Hey, vegan travellers! It is once again time for a good old fashioned Ellie’s Roundup! Before I get started I just wanted to say that being vegan in Japan (at least in the big cities) is just as easy as […]
We had been moving around Japan quite frequently. This is the simultaneous blessing and curse of the Japan Rail Pass. Ours were active for seven days, so in order to see as much of the country as we could, it […]
When Ross and I left Tokyo for Kanazawa, I didn’t really know where we were going. I knew that it was going to be fairly easy to get there from where we were, via Shinkensen (famous fast trains in Japan) […]
Konnichiwa! We are in Japan! We have done so much already and yet so little compared to what we have planned for these next two weeks! The day we arrived, exhausted from travelling for many hours and from getting no […]
Kiyomizudera Temple in Kyoto was first built in 778. Since then, it has been supported by huge public devotion as one of the biggest religious symbols. In other words, it has been a spiritual hometown for all Japanese people, which […]
Fushimi Inari-taisha is the head shrine of the god Inari. It is located in Kyoto, Japan, Inari is the god of rice, but is also seen in Japanese culture as the patron of business, and has been worshipped by merchants and manufacturers. […]
The Golden Pavillion, or Kinkaku-ji, is one of the most well-known sights in Japan. The building’s first purpose was to serve the retiring Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu (1358-1409) as a residence. The gold-leaf-adorned building was converted into a Zen temple shortly […]
Japan is a modern country with a proud tradition and rich heritage. One day you can be riding on their Shinkansen “Bullet Trains” at speeds of 320 km/h (200 mph), and the next you can be relaxing at a centuries old shrine or temple with a beautiful manicured Japanese garden. We found the people in Japan to be extremely polite and courteous. A good example of this is that most signs in Japan are written in English, and all train & bus announcements are also in English as well as in Japanese.
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