While we were around one month into our trip through Vietnam, friends of ours had their wedding in Sri Lanka. Most of the wedding guests had quite long trips to get to Sri Lanka (mostly from London and Australia) but we just ‘hopped’ over from Saigon haha. It was an amazing long weekend trip from Vietnam and the wedding was…

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The Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine is located in Fushimi-ku in Kyoto, around one hour walk along the river or 20 mins by train from Shijō Street. Shijō Street is the main shopping street in Kyoto which leads to the Yasaka Shrine. There is no way to miss that one. The shrine is on the base of the Inari mountain which is 233 metres…

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After visiting the main shrine at Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari you will pass through the first of countless impressive and beautiful torii paths. Thereafter you will have the option to continue your walk through thousands of more toriis (Japanese shrine gates) up the Inari mountain. It takes around two hours to walk along the trail which will lead to the top of the Inari…

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Have you ever wondered how Disney’s Sleeping Beauty castle would have looked like if the story were set in Japan?  Most likely like the Himeji Castle! The Himeji Castle is also known as White Heron Castle due to its beautiful white colour and is considered as one of Japan’s most beautiful and impressive castles.  It is also the larget and…

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The mysterious and seemingly endless path of vibrant orange torii gates placed along a trail up the Inari mountain makes the Inari Fushimi shrine one of the most popular shrines in Kyoto. The torii path starts behind the main Fushimi Inari-taisha shrine and simply cannot miss it. A bit of background of the Fushimi Inari torii gates: A torii gate is a…

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