Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto

Visiting Shimogamo Shrine on a beautiful February morning


was a pure bliss. Continue reading “Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto”


Kikunoi, Kyoto

Before heading back to the US, my friends and I decided to  splurge on a kaiseki dinner at Kikunoi.

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Gion Kawakami, Kyoto

After making a brief stop in the snow laden Kanazawa, we arrived in Kyoto late afternoon to a brilliant sunset.


For dinner, we went to Gion Kawakami (祇園川上). It turned out to be one of the most satisfying meals we’ve had in Japan this time around. Continue reading “Gion Kawakami, Kyoto”