No matter which season you travel to Kyoto in…. you’ll notice the green. At least you will now. From the depths of winter to the peak of summer Kyoto life remains a calming shade of green in one form or another. I’ve, somewhat embarrassingly, not been completely conscious […]0 Read More
In an attempt to escape Kyoto’s increasingly insane heat in Early August a couple of years back we decided to take a mini-break to gorgeous Kanazawa. Had we known it was in the middle of a heatwave and it would feel every bit as hot and humid […]0 Read More
It’s almost time for the annual Obon festival in Japan. This sacred time on the Japanese calendar lasts several days during which the dearly departed return to earth to visit their families. August 16 2015 hosts the famous Daimonji (more formally ‘Gozan no okuribi’) bonfire light up […]0 Read More
If you know me at all, you’ll be well aware of my intense dislike for hot, humid summers. Kyoto has provided the most intense of them I’ve experienced in my life. And I’m an Australian. In previous posts I have vented my dismay, in colourful detail, […]0 Read More
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