5 Things You Must See In Koyasan, Japan

5 Things You Must See In Koyasan, Japan

Mt. Koya (Koyasan) must not be missed for anyone seeking spiritual understanding in Japan. This monastic complex was constructed by Kobo Daishi in 816, high up in the mountains to avoid the distractions of everyday life; he was the founder of Shingon Buddhism in...
Kyoto in 2 Days

Kyoto in 2 Days

Kyoto very well may be Japan’s most authentic city. Serving as Japan’s capital city and the Emperor’s residence from 794 to 1868, the city hides behind many ancient temples and shrines. While much of Kyoto has been destroyed by fires over the years, many historically...
5 Things To Do In Fukuoka

5 Things To Do In Fukuoka

To end my three and a half week Japanese journey, I spent two nights in Fukuoka. I was originally supposed to continue further into Kyushu, but it was rattled with disastrous earthquakes the day before I was supposed to move South. While I was thankfully safe, some...