Nijo Castle; Mark Cartwright; Ancient History

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Best places to visit for the ultimate Asia experience; CNN

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31 of the Most Inspiring Japanese Zen Gardens in the World; Architecture Lab

Zen gardens are spellbinding and enthralling demystification of the traditional Buddhist and Chinese culture. Minimalism, simplicity and purity is the key to maintaining a Zen garden.

Source: 31 of the Most Inspiring Japanese Zen Gardens in the World – Architecture Lab

Kyoto’s Ninnaji: Pagoda in a Sea of Blossoms; Fujii Kazuyuki; Nippon.com

Ninnaji, a Kyoto temple with an imperial pedigree, is known for late-blooming omuro cherry trees with comparatively short trunks.

Source: Kyoto’s Ninnaji: Pagoda in a Sea of Blossoms

First permanent Chabad house opens in Kyoto, Japan; Jerusalem Post

Rabbi Dovid Posner, 25, is originally from southern California. His wife, Chaya Mushka, grew up in Caracas, Venezuela.

Source: First permanent Chabad house opens in Kyoto, Japan

The 5 most breathtaking shrines and temples in Kyoto, Japan; Amanda Gabriele; Matador Network

Find zen.

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Our top 8 choices for foreign destinations; Ma Stella F Arnaldo; BusinessMirror

WITH school almost over in a month, parents are probably wracking their brains on where to bring their kids and other family members this long summer break. Also, the peso’s value versus the US greenback seemingly stable these past two months, and with many airlines giving ticket-sales promos, exploring other countries…

Source: Our top 8 choices for foreign destinations – BusinessMirror

Readers share their picks for Kyoto’s top ‘hidden’ attractions; Kirsty Kawano; Japan Today

Kyoto’s red gate-lined Fushimi Inari Taisha, little known among foreign tourists a decade or so ago, has been TripAdvisor’s top Japanese landmark for the last five years. There’s nothing like a scrum to take the shine off what was supposed to be a personal discovery of something precious. Yet, just…

Source: Readers share their picks for Kyoto’s top ‘hidden’ attractions

Where to Spend a Great Day in Kyoto: Arashiyama and Kinkakuji; Japan Info

Without a doubt, Kyoto has become one of tourist’s favorites in Japan because of its intact and well preserved cultural heritage sites. It is nestled with numerous shrines and temples as well as beautiful nature that turns into inflamed shades of red in autumn or colorful blooms in spring. There’s a lot of places to wander in Kyoto whether you want to find inner tranquility with nature or an intimate experience with the Japanese culture.

Source: Where to Spend a Great Day in Kyoto: Arashiyama and Kinkakuji – Japan Info

13 Unbelievable Day Trips from Osaka [2018 Epic Guide]; One Weird Globe

Want to explore more of Japan? Find the best option to suit your style with the help of our awesome guide to the 13 best day trips from Osaka!

Source: 13 Unbelievable Day Trips from Osaka [2018 Epic Guide] | One Weird Globe