Posts Tagged ‘Kyoto with Kids’

The 10,000 vermillion gate sof Fushimi Inari in Kyoto

Fox hunting at Kyoto’s Fushimi Inari with kids

One thing you could never accuse Kyoto of is a shortage of temples and shrines. There are quite literally thousands of them. But even amongst Kyoto’s 400 individual Shinto shrines, Fushimi Inari is one of the city’s most extraordinary and unforgettable sights. And it’s not just because the sight of its 10,000 or so tightly spaced […] Read more…

Japanese Macaque at Arashiyama’s Iwatayama Monkey Park

Starstruck at Arashiyama’s Iwatayama Monkey Park

It feels a little like we’ve entered a movie set. Mystically pretty mountain landscapes form a backdrop to an emerald green river, broken only by the Togetsukyo “Moon Crossing” Bridge. A timber boat punts along the river. This is Arashiyama, a zen-like tourist haven in the western outskirts of Kyoto. Ancient temples, otherworldly bamboo groves […] Read more…

Kyoto with kids - Samurai Kembu Theater

The way of the wee warrior – Kyoto with kids

Bushidō! No, it is not slang for cow poo. It is the moral code of the Samurai. You see, Japan’s samurai class wasn’t just some Tyler Durdenless Fight Club with razer-sharp Katanas. In fact, the way of the samurai was more about morality and doing the right thing than it was about biffo. Today, though Japanese ethics are […] Read more…