Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Shrine in Kyoto is probably one of the most famous sights with its many red shrine gates. Actually this was not my first time going to Fushimi Inari Shrine. My first visit was in September 2007. That was before I had moved to Japan permanently. Still it was one of my favorite memories […]


Momoyama Castle, Kyoto

Hello, today I want to introduce “Momoyama Castle” to you. Earlier this month I went to Kansai for the 2039473th time. I really love Kansai and I’ve been to many places there already, but there’s always something new to discover or something old to revisit / redo. Actually I’m a “castle hunter“. I’m in love […]


Mount Koya, Wakayama

This is a travel report of my most recent trip to Mount Koya (official website) in Wakayama Prefecture. Although I’ve been to quite a lot of places in Kansai already, I never got to visit Mount Koya (高野山) – until now. What is Mount Koya anyways? Mount Koya is primarily known as the world headquarters […]

largest stone garden in Japan (Mt. Koya)
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