No need to fly to Okinawa or even the Carribean to find a beach paradise close to home (even… Kyoto!). When most people think of local beaches around the Kansai area, they might think of those stunning beaches on Biwa Lake. However, they can be quite overcrowded and even expensive to enter during the peak […]Read more "Beach Paradise in Kyoto"
A friend bought me a book detailing different cycling routes around the Kansai area not too long ago. Since then, we tried a crazy route up and down a gravelly mountain that was incredibly tough. I also fell off the mountain (perhaps slight exaggeration) going down a steep slope. As a result, we had another […]Read more "Single Ladies Course"
When I hike, I despise the worn down paths taken by so many before. Safe is the word that comes to mind, sure, but certainly not interesting. Not as interesting as going deep into the woods. So when I approached my friend about this, he wasn’t too keen on the safety part but I ignored […]Read more "Hiking in the Depths of Arashiyama"