Mynn’s Top 10 Reasons to Visit Okayama, Japan

From not knowing a thing about the city, to falling in love with it — Okayama sure has many many reasons for you to visit, stay, and return. So before zooming pass this city on the Shinkansen on your journey from Osaka to Hiroshima (or return); drop by for a little while, and fall in love too. … Continue reading Mynn’s Top 10 Reasons to Visit Okayama, Japan

Kyoto – An insight in the cultural capital of Japan

Higashi Hongan-ji

Higashi Hongan-ji


160605_Japan_3175 Shosei-en Garden in Kyoto

After a bit more than four days in Tokyo it was time to head to Kyoto. Why Kyoto? It came in my mind spontaneously when I read that it is the cultural capital of Japan and very different to Tokyo. That piques my curiosity.

Instead of taking the bullet train I decided to travel by plane and enjoy the view of Japan from above. The bus brought me from Osaka-Itami airport to the center of Kyoto. I figured out soon that this city is different. The only high building I saw was the Kyoto tower.

My hostel was not far away from the station why I decided to walk the distance of one kilometer. It took less than 5 minutes walk till I saw the first temple. Quite curious I decided to drop off first my stuff and then to start my sightseeing at the Higashi Hongan-ji followed by…

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