1. Iwatayama Monkey Park – Arashiyama, Kyoto, Japan

    When I visited Japan this year, I was trying to find some new, different and interesting places in the Kyoto area to visit having already done many of the more popular sights on a previous trip two years ago. I soon discovered Iwatayama Monkey Park or Arashiyama Monkey Park as it is sometimes called where a large group of over 100 Japanese Macaque monkeys (or snow monkeys) live. (more…)

  2. Maiko Makeover in Kyoto, Japan

    One of the best things I did when travelling in Japan was to get a Maiko makeover in Kyoto. I was quite apprehensive about how the photos would turn out but I was thrilled with the results. (more…)

  3. Japanese Kit Kat Awesomeness

    I first became aware of Kit Kats in Japan during a visit to Kyoto. I kept seeing boxes of the green tea version everywhere and then finally caved into buying some at Narita Airport when leaving the country. I then found out that there are many different Kit Kat flavours available all across Japan – some are only available for a limited time and each region has their own specialities. (more…)