Journey through the torii gates – Exploring Fushimi Inari Taisha

Journey through the torii gates After a lovely day visiting temples the previous day, I was off to see the torii gates of Fushimi Inari. To be honest, I was very curious to see what all the hype about the thousands of vermilion gates was about. I can just say that I was pleasantly surprised. […]

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Journey in Japan: Kyoto

Among all the many cities you can visit in Japan, one of the most preferred destinations is Kyoto, the ancient capital of Japan. As well as being the cultural capital of Japan, the city is also one of the most visited for pilgrimage. After a few days in Tokyo, I was excited to board the […]

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Things to do in Uji: Cormorant fishing

Uji River at night

One of the activities I enjoyed the most when I visited Japan was Ukai (鵜飼 – cormorant fishing) a traditional fishing method which uses cormorant to catch fish. This technique has been used over a thousand years. Now it’s a very popular summer activity for tourists and takes place in various areas across Japan.

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