#northasia #japan: The Classical Gion District of Kyoto

By Monday, October 6, 2014 2 , , , Permalink 0

There is something definitely mysterious about Gion... The existence of the Geishas and Maikos is only one part of that perspective.  With the art schools secretly running behind closed doors, Gion is a closed world with a mysterious demure only few could afford to explore. Probably many of us wonder, how and where could the elegant ...

#northasia #japan: Gingakuji Silver Pavillion, Kyoto

This place is reachable in 30 minutes by cycling destination from the city centre in the Higashiyama hilly area (north of Gion), near the Philosophers Path route. This pavilion has a lush green garden and looks even more beautiful in Spring or Fall.  Entrance is by a fee of 500 Yen. Gingakuji (銀閣寺, Silver Pavilion), isn't really ...

#northasia #japan: Cycling around Kyoto

By Tuesday, September 16, 2014 0 , , Permalink 0

We arrived at the classic heritage city of Kyoto on a warm Wednesday night the 10th of September. It was our last day to use the Japan Rail Pass which have been very useful and we have used it beyond it's value gladly. Our stay in Kyoto remains with the J-Hoppers chain of Hostels, therefore we ...