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Take A Peek Inside The Nijo Castle Of Kyoto

Take A Peek Inside The Nijo Castle Of Kyoto

The city of Kyoto is most famous for its impressive and numerous religious sites set against an incredible natural backdrop.  The impressive and imposing Nijo Castle is the opposite of the inviting temples and shrines that are littered throughout the city.  This was built as […]

How To Go Directly To Or From Macau Through Hong Kong Airport

How To Go Directly To Or From Macau Through Hong Kong Airport

Macau has a small airport that mostly serves mainland China and a few other locations in Asia.  Chances are your Macau travels will route you through Hong Kong.  There is an easy option for those who are either going straight to Macau from Hong Kong […]

The Whimsical Autumn Colors Of Kyoto

The Whimsical Autumn Colors Of Kyoto

Kyoto is one of the most beautiful cities in the world to visit thanks to an idealistic setting.  The city is wonderful any time of year, but the place becomes extra special during the spring cherry blossom or Sakura season and the fall foliage season […]

The Kiyomizu-dera Temple In Kyoto Has The Wow Factor

The Kiyomizu-dera Temple In Kyoto Has The Wow Factor

It can be difficult to stand out in the beautiful city of Kyoto.   With 2,000 religious sites in the city, temples are literally everywhere and you won’t have time to see them all.  One of the most famous in all of Japan is Kiyomizu-dera […]

Exploring The Fushimi Inari Shrine In Kyoto

Exploring The Fushimi Inari Shrine In Kyoto

Kyoto is home to thousands of religious sites in all shapes and sizes.  Each is special and unique in their own way.  It is difficult to single out one or two as the very best, but if you have to pick one, Fushimi Inari Shrine […]

The Seven Must See’s of Macau

The Seven Must See’s of Macau

The eclectic mix of influences from China, Portugal, and Las Vegas combine to make Macau a memorable place to visit for any traveler.  It was once an outpost for the vast Portuguese empire.  It was turned over to China and made a Special Administrative Region. […]

A View From The Top: Visiting The Highest Observation Deck in The World

A View From The Top: Visiting The Highest Observation Deck in The World

Like many metropolises, one of the best ways to see Shanghai is looking down on it from above.  There are certainly no shortage of options to choose from in.  There are observation decks in iconic Oriental Pearl TV Tower, World Financial Center, Jin Mao Tower, […]

Exploring The Arashiyama Neighborhood

Exploring The Arashiyama Neighborhood

Arashiyama stands out as one of the most beautiful parts of Kyoto.  Located in the western part of the city, it is not connected to the rest of the city’s tourist sites, and therefore can be easily missed.  That would be a shame so be […]

The Amazing Absurdity of Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant

The Amazing Absurdity of Tokyo’s Robot Restaurant

The Robot Restaurant has become a must do for foreign tourists.  In fact, the audience is now primarily westerners thanks to media coverage including Anthony Bourdain calling it “the greatest show in the history of entertainment.”  In many ways the Robot Restaurant is emblematic of […]

The Seven Sees: Kyoto Temples and Shrines

The Seven Sees: Kyoto Temples and Shrines

The number of religious sites within the city stands at over 1,600 so attempting to view them all will prove to be a fruitless endeavor.   Therefore one of the best pieces of advice would be to simply wander around this great city and allow yourself […]