Tag: kyoto

Kyoto’s Best Autumn Foliage In 5 Days

Kyoto is one of the best places to enjoy autumn foliage in Japan. The leaves usually start to turn red from middle of November, peak around the last week of November finally tapering off by middle of December. The best time to go? Last days of November to […]

Japan Food diary – Kansai

Osaka is often dubbed the kitchen of Japan. Unfortunately, our stay in Osaka last year was brief and hectic so we couldn’t explore the kitchen properly. The only food we have lingering memories of is the Okonomiyaki – savory pancake stuffed with vegetables, meat, egg and sometimes noodles, […]

Kansai/October 2015: Overview

Before you head to Kansai, realise this: a) it will almost seem like a different country and b) the JR pass wouldn’t bring you to many places. In Kansai, the dominant rail companies are Nankai 南海, Kintetsu 近鉄 and Hanshin 阪神. These rail companies usually have their own stations in […]