Ginkakuji was inspired by Kinkakuji (Golden Pavilion) and built by Ashikaga Yoshimasa, the grandson of the shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, who had the Golden Pavilion as his home before leaving it in his will to the people of Kyoto as a Continue reading By the Silvery Moon
Kinkaku-ji is bound to be on your itinerary if visiting the temples of Kyoto. This iconic and majestic Golden Temple sits on the edge of a large pond that wonderfully reflects the brilliance of the building and is surrounded by Continue reading On Golden Pond!
Kyoto is a wonderful melting-pot of old and new Japan that both enchants and excites. From the magnificent temples (of which there are many), to the narrow cobbled streets (many unnamed), to artisans and traditions that stem back thousands of Continue reading Kyoto – charm, culture and creative cuisine