Kyoto

The urban areas of Kyoto need no further introduction but the prefecture's more rural regions are home to all sorts of yet-to-be-spoiled allures.

Mar 25, 2021

Uji & Daigo-ji

Uji & Daigo-ji

Found to the southeast of Kyoto, the ever-iconic Byodo-in Uji combines surprisingly well with a visit to the massive Daigo-ji temple complex.

Mar 4, 2021

Kurama & Kibune

Kurama & Kibune

Kurama and Kibune are a pair of destinations in Kyoto that are respectively home to the spiritual attractions Kurama-dera and Kifune Shrine.

Sep 25, 2020

Kyoto During the Pandemic

Kyoto During the Pandemic

Kyoto used to be a city plagued by overtourism but the pandemic has allowed the ancient capital to reclaim its former charm that had been lost.

Feb 7, 2020

The Myth of Shuten Doji

The Myth of Shuten Doji

Hidden away in the extreme western reaches of Kyoto, Mt. Oe is the mythical home of the vengeful Shuten Doji, the so-called "drunken demon."

Jul 3, 2018

Iwashimizu Hachimangu

Iwashimizu Hachimangu

Located around 30 minutes south of Kyoto, Iwashimizu Hachimangu is a hidden gem that played an integral role in the Minamoto's rise to power.