Category Archives: Japan

FOTO FRIDAY: KINKAKU-JI, KYOTO, 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 […]

FOTO FRIDAY: WEIHNACHTSMARKT, JAPAN

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo is unexpectedly from the Deutscher Weihnachtsmarkt in Japan. Christkindlmarkts are popular during the holidays and seem to find themselves in every major city in the western world. Growing up it became tradition to pay a visit to the one held downtown Chicago, and […]

FUSHIMI INARI-TAISHA, KYOTO

Every Friday I’ll be sharing a photo from someplace in my travels. This week’s photo was taken at one of my favorite shrines, Fushimi Inari Taisha. There are said to be over 32,000 shrines dedicated to Inari throughout Japan- that’s over 1/3rd of Japan’s total shrine count! The head shrine is Fushimi Inari in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. Inari is […]