Archives of Japan

Sumiyoshi Taisha Osaka Japan

Osaka’s Old Sumiyoshi Taisha

Sumiyoshi Taisha is the main shrine in regards to the Sumiyoshi shrines in Japan.  It's also known as the Sumiyoshi Grand Shrine or Sumiyoshi-san.
Tofukuji Temple Kyoto Japan

The Serenity of Tofukuji Temple

Tofukuji Temple is a couple of blocks from Fushimi Inari Taisha and a train stop away to peaceful calm.  Tofukuji Temple is a Buddhist temple in Kyoto.
Fushimi Inari Kyoto

Fushimi Inari & Kyoto’s Main Attraction

Fushimi Inari Shrine (or Fushimi Inari Taisha) is probably the most famous shrine in Kyoto.  The Memoirs of a Geisha images of young Chiyo running through the thousands of toriis instantly replayed in my mind as I walked the same path.
Arashiyama Station Arashiyama Kyoto Station

Arashiyama Station & Curry Udon

Arashiyama sits in the outskirts of Kyoto, Japan.  The area is synonymous with the Sagano Bamboo Forest and the monkeys that roam freely around the park.
Ichiran Shinjuku Japan

Ichiran & The Best Ramen In The World

Ichiran is one of the most popular ramen shops in Tokyo and it recently open a location in Brooklyn, New York.  It also has locations in Hong Kong and other cities around the world.
Mihachi Shinjuku Japan

Mihachi & Late Night Ramen – 味八

Mihachi.  It's located a couple of blocks from the Shinjuku station and one black from Omoide Yokocho.  I was craving udon after a long day in Osaka but the place I wanted to try was closed.