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 […]
Vegan’s Cafe and Restaurant is located conveniently close to Fushima-Inari Shrine in Kyoto. They serve salads, ice cream, pizza etc…. It’s a roughly 15 minute walk from the base of Fushima-Inari Shrine, and it’s about a 5-10 minute walk from […]
Cafe Matsuontoko is a bar and restaurant located in the heart of Nishiki Market (near the Gion District) in Kyoto, Japan. This location makes it ideal for sightseers exploring the area. They specialize in fast food, including burgers, pizzas, cakes […]
Tosca is an all-vegan restaurant in Kyoto run by two sisters. The restaurant has a casual, laid back, friendly atmosphere. At least one of the sisters went to high school in Australia, so they speak English well and understand all […]
BIOTEI is an omni restaurant in Kyoto serving several vegan options. The vegan options are all on the page marked for vegetarian food. Options include tofu, soy meat, and other dishes. It is located on the second floor, accessible via […]
Veg Out is one of the few cafes or restaurants in Kyoto where vegans and vegetarians can enjoy a healthy meal in line with their lifestyle. This slow, airy vegetarian cafe on the banks of the Kamogawa River was born […]
Gomacro Café is a plant-focused cafe in Kyoto, Japan with rotating daily vegetable platter options and generous portion sizes. Desserts and coffee are also served, they have bento boxes for to-go orders, and many gluten free options to choose from. […]
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. […]
Higashiyama Ginkaku-ji is one of the Tatchu temples of Shokoku. Ginkakuji in the name derived from the Edo era, and it was built with Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Palace, in mind. Ginkaku-ji is called the Silver Pavillion, because like the Golden […]
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