Category Archives: Japan


Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is from Kinkakuji in Kyoto, Japan. Kyoto is filled with beautiful shrines and temples, but in my opinion, none can be compared to the beauty of Kinkakuji (“Golden Pavilion”). Officially called Rokuon-ji, this Buddhist temple has acquired a lot of fame recently […]

Dotonbori Street: The Symbol of Osaka

Dotonbori–the symbol of Osaka, the epitome of kuidaore, nestled along the canal of the Umezu river. If there were ever a place to simultaneously exhibit both traditional and modern Japan, it would be here. An area loved by both tourists and locals alike, Dotonbori seems to have something for everyone. If you’re going for a […]