2017  Jun 4th ´

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50 Day Trips from Kyoto You Just Have To Know About

People always ask me about good day trips from Kyoto or Osaka. Especially if you have allotted quite a (...)

2017  May 22nd ´

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Hikone Castle – An Original Castle Keep You Shouldn’t Miss!

If you’re a fan of original castle keeps and want to do a nice day trip from Kyoto, then (...)

2017  May 17th ´

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Azuchi Castle Ruins

Azuchi Castle Ruins: Revolutionizing Japanese Castle Design

Azuchi Castle used to be a luxurious castle changing the Japanese castle architecture forever. Unfortunately it only existed for (...)

2014  Apr 29th ´

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Attention Castle Explorers: How To Find The Remains Of Zeze Castle

As a castle lover it sometimes draws me to mysterious places almost nobody else would think of. In order (...)

2014  Mar 9th ´

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The Treasures of Ishiyamadera in Otsu

Otsu in Shiga Prefecture is not too far away from Kyoto and makes a great day trip. Besides Miidera (...)

2014  Feb 16th ´

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Miidera Temple in Otsu (Shiga) – One of Japan’s Largest Temples

A lot of tourists think of Kyoto or maybe Osaka when they plan a trip to the Kansai region (...)