Japan 2017: Exploring Kyoto ~ Kinkakuji Temple

Kinkakuji Temple, or the Golden Pavilion, is one of the two temples we visited at Kyoto.  It is one of the most famous temples in Japan.  It is a Zen temple and its top two floors are covered in gold leaf, thus the label Golden Pavilion.  It is a sight to behold and once you … Continue reading Japan 2017: Exploring Kyoto ~ Kinkakuji Temple

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Japan 2017: Kyoto by Day and Nara by Night

Kyoto After exploring Osaka, the next city we visited was Kyoto.  Kyoto is Japan’s old capital.  Most tourists prefer to visit Kyoto than any other Japanese city.  At first I was confused, but when we explored Kyoto, I understood why. Kyoto is where the ancient and modern Japanese culture merges.  You will see all the old … Continue reading Japan 2017: Kyoto by Day and Nara by Night

Japan 2017: The Potterhead at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (USJ)

Disclaimer: I am a Potterhead and this post is photo heavy.  If you are a fan of Harry Potter, you would agree with me that visiting The Wizarding World of Harry Potter is in your bucket list.  Aside from owning a copy of Harry Potter books (from The Sorcerer’s Stone to The Deathly Hallows, to … Continue reading Japan 2017: The Potterhead at The Wizarding World of Harry Potter (USJ)

Japan 2017: How to Have a Wonderful Time at Universal Studios Japan

Universal Studios Japan (USJ) is one of the three major theme parks in Japan (Tokyo Disneyland and Tokyo DisneySea are the other two).  This theme park is one of our to-visit attractions when we were planning our itinerary simply because I am a Harry Potter fan and USJ is where the Wizarding World of Harry Potter is. … Continue reading Japan 2017: How to Have a Wonderful Time at Universal Studios Japan