Morinji

Hello all! Last Wednesday I swung by a local temple called Morinji, just next to the train station Morinjimae (it literally translates into “in front of Morinji.”) From the street, all you see is a sleepy little road lined with shuttered shops. I’ve only ever seen three total shops open at the same time, tops … Continue reading Morinji

Heian Shrine

こんにちは! Our Airbnb in Kyoto was located near a very beautiful and relatively young shrine called Heian Jingu. When I say “relatively young,” I’m referring to the fact that it was built in 1895 — for the 1100th anniversary of Kyoto’s establishment as capital of Japan! I didn’t learn until visiting this shrine that Kyoto’s … Continue reading Heian Shrine