Along with everyone else who visits Kyoto, we really wanted to see a geisha. There are only about 200 working in the city these days so we heard that it takes a bit of luck. But we found the perfect spot! Nishigomonchō has a row of tea houses where the… Read more of "How to spot a geisha in Kyoto"
Kyoto is the most popular tourist destination in Japan and it's easy to see why. It's full of traditional culture and architecture, and so different from most other Japanese cities, which are super modern. It felt like we were walking through the set of 'Memoirs of a Geisha' at times.… Read more of "Discovering traditional Kyoto"
Kyoto was the most expensive place we went to in Japan. We stayed in the Gion area and when we were looking for restaurants everything was way out of our price range. After a lot of research and a lot of walking we did eventually find some cheaper places to… Read more of "Kyoto's cheap eats"
On our flight to Japan we wrote a list of everything we wanted to do. Between the four of us it ended up being pretty long, but right near the top was staying in a capsule hotel. So we booked four sleep pods at the 9 Hours capsule hotel in… Read more of "Sleeping in a Japanese capsule hotel"