Most people visit Kyoto on a day trip, but I think that 5 days in this beautiful temple city just wasn’t enough. This place absolutely bewitched me!
Some cities just have that special thing that makes you fall in love with it. To me, Kyoto is one such city. I left my heart in this historic city of Japan, and here are the reasons why.
Being in Japan meant that I get to savor all the delicious Japanese food — and Kyoto has so much to offer. From tofu and seafood, to kaiseki dinners and river-side dining; I had a wonderful time… eating!
Here’s how I became a Maiko, or apprentice Geiko for a couple of hours — layers of kimono, white face, red lips, high hair and all!
The rural Japanese mountain villages of Kibune and Kurama are steeped with history and myths; and coupled with its cool mountain air, river-dining experiences, onsen and beautiful temples — they make a relaxing trip out of the city of Kyoto.
Experiencing Japanese-living in Kyoto’s Izuyasu Ryokan — complete with futons on tatami floors, an onsen and delicious kaiseki meals. Such a fun experience!