Kanamean Nishitomiya : Best Ryokan in Kyoto

After a few days in Tokyo we were ready to see the traditional and quieter side of Japan.  We flew from Haneda airport to Itami, Osaka instead of taking the Shinkansen bullet train so that we can take a quick look at Mt Fuji from the top.  We hired a Read More …

Four Seasons Kyoto : Where it is easy to find your Zen

Zen in Kyoto is not easy to find – yes there are more temples and shrines than convenience stores but most Zen gardens are flooded with selfie stick toting travelers trying to check another temple of their list.  Kyoto is known to be the city where Japanese culture was born Read More …