Mt. Inari Hike: A Nature Trail Going to the Mountain Peak of Fushimi Inari

Fushimi Inari Yotsutsuji Intersection

Visiting shrines, hiking (and losing some calories in the process!), exploring bamboo and pine tree forests, passing through thousands of torii gates, enjoying the overlooking view of the city with a beautiful sunset—everything you need to enjoy as a tourist in Kyoto is in Mt. Inari.

This mountain has many shrines, with Fushimi Inari Taisha being the most famous, as you go up. If you’re planning to visit during the peak season, expect lots of people. Lots and lots of them. It’ll be difficult to take decent photos and a short five-minute walk to the shrine could become 10 or 15 because of the slow walking crowd.

Trust me. I already learned my lesson from last year’s visit, but since our trip was dependent on an event, we had to fly to Japan during the Golden Week. While this is the case, it didn’t stop us from climbing the peak.

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How to Join and Reserve a Slot for Anime Plaza (Produced by Adores) Collaboration Cafe

Adores Anime Plaza Registration

Anime Plaza is known for collaborating with famous anime titles, like the ones I’ve been to (Yu Yu Hakusho and Yuri!!! on ICE) earlier this year, but the catch is their cafe reservations are strict for members only. While you think you don’t have a chance, it’s actually easy even if you’re from overseas — all you need is to register, join a lottery, and wait for an e-mail for your reservation. No payment needed yet!

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A Visit to the Touken Ranbu Honmaru-Haku Exhibit at Grand Front Osaka

Touken Ranbu Honmaru-Haku

To celebrate the first episode of Katsugeki/Touken Ranbu, I’m making this blog post to spam you with photos that I took when we went to the Touken Ranbu Honmaru-Haku Exhibit at Grand Front Osaka. The exhibit featured character designs and storyboards from the anime, different visuals from the stage play, and even the costumes worn by the musical’s cast. All in all, I took 280+ photos in two hours and that wasn’t enough tbh.

Warning: This post is image heavy. I compressed the photos, so they can load faster both in PC and mobile. Enjoy!

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