The Japan we like



rides in Arashiyama

Arashiyama, Kyoto, Train ride and Rickshaw ride.
We went for a train ride with the Torokko line and after we took a rickshaw ride in the streets of Arashiyama.

sanzen-in ohara, kyoto

A visit to Sanzen-in Temple in Ohara, Kyoto
The Ohara area is the birthplace of Shoryo (Buddhist sutra chanting) and is known as a sacred spot... We had a matcha tea with a sweet in the temple watching Shuheki-en Garden... great tea time and good meditation.

kyoto imperial palace

The Kyoto Imperial Palace
The Kyoto Imperial Palace (Kyoto Gosho) was the residence of the Japanese emperors until 1869, when the capital was moved to Tokyo during the Meiji Restoration. The park around the Imperial Palace is immense, it feels like the central park of Kyoto.

yodo river park

Sakura Walk in Yodo River Park
Yodo River Park is considered one of the best spot to see sakura in Japan. It is 10 minutes walk from Iwashimizu Hachimangu, station of the Keihan line.
We went there on March 31st 2021 on a gorgeous blue sky day.

Philosopher's Path in Kyoto

Walking the Philosopher's Path in Kyoto
We walked on this path on April 1st 2021 on a sunny and warm day. We loved it... It is a touristic landmark of the northeast of Kyoto, and normally it sees a lot of people coming to walk its trail.

Kyoto in spring

A Little Bit of Kyoto in Spring
Spring time is really beautiful in Japan, the temperature is very nice and it makes it easy to walk around and stroll along the river in Kyoto.

nijo castle kyoto

Nijo Castle in Kyoto
Filmed on April 2nd 2021. During our visit, the central part was totally not visible because under restoration, we just filmed what we could while walking around. It was not permitted to film within the palace.

bird feeding on flowers

A Small Bird Feeding on Flowers.
March 6th, 2021... Unexpectedly I filmed a cute little bird (a Warbling white-eye (Zosterops japonicus) - Mejiro in Japanese めじろ) eating the nectar of flowers... and some of the first flowers we encountered on our daily walks.


Fushimi-Inari 2021 - Going all the way up to Mount Inari
Feb. 22, 2021. We decided to walk all the way up to Mount Inari and pass all the gates. It was a beautiful and sunny day, there was more people this time than when we went in September 2020. You need to prepare yourself for climbing a lot of steps. 2 hours round trip summarized in a 5 minutes video.

train ride

A train ride in Japan
Filmed in August 2020. Trains in Japan are very convenient, on-time and clean. No trafic, no hassle.

suspended bridge in japan

Crossing a suspended bridge in Hoshida Park.
Filmed in October 2020. Crossing one of the longest suspended bridge in Japan.

kennin-ji kyoto

A Visit to Kennin-ji temple in Kyoto
Filmed in September 2018. Kennin-ji is the oldest zen temple in Kyoto. It has been founded by Yousai in 1202. It belongs to the Zen Rinzai tradition.

Arashiyama kyoto

Arashiyama, Kyoto
Filmed in September 2018. We spent 2 days in a nice hotel in Arashiyama, Kyoto prefecture. A video of the village and the places we visited.


The thousand gates of Fushimi-Inari
Filmed in September 2018. Walking through the gates, so many people were there, a sharp contrast with our article from September 2020.

byodo-in and Uji

Byōdō-in Temple, Uji
Filmed in September 2018. A beautiful temple located in the village of Uji, in Kyoto prefecture. Uji is famous for its "sencha" and "macha" green tea.

arashiyama, kyoto

Walking in the Bamboo Grove of Arashiyama., Kyoto
Filmed in September 2018. We has a nice walk in the bamboo grove, a trade mark place in Arashiyama.

tenryu-ji zen temple

A visit to Tenryu-ji, zen temple in Arashiyama
Filmed in September 2018, this temple is in Arashiyama. It has a beautiful and big garden giving access to the bamboo grove.

More videos to come...