Kyoto Finds: Okochi Sanso Mountain Villa

After gazing into the enchanting world of Arashiyama bamboo groves, you’ll eventually stumble upon the gate of a famous property in Kyoto, the Okochi Sanso Villa. The villa is the finest residential architecture being showcased in Japan. Its name literally means “Okochi Mountain Villa” as the villa sits on the top of a hill. This…

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Kyoto Finds: Inside the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

Hidden in the heart of Japan’s culturally-rich Kyoto lies the beautiful Arashiyama bamboo groves.  Arashiyama is a famous destination in Kyoto dating back during the time of ancient Japan due to its pleasant natural setting. Yet, Arashiyama bares its outmost charm during sakura season or autumn and this also goes for all other Kyoto tourist spots. The…

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