This Koka Ninja House, located in the suburb of Koka City in Shiga prefecture, once a residence of The Koka Ninja clan, is currently the only real Japanese ninja house in the country.
One Kyoto local has taken the tourism boom as an opportunity to provide a sustainably-focused day tour from Kyoto. Chuck Kayser, moved to Kyoto over 20 years ago and has been organic farming for 11 years. He is also a member of Seeds of Sustainability Kyoto, a group which hosts events throughout the city promoting sustainable ideas.
Whilst I love to walk around Osaka City itself, in particular the practical straight line 8 km trail from my house to Umeda, many of my friends have recently told me that hiking in the countryside is where one can derive real pleasure. For your consideration today, are the top 5 suggested hikes.
Do you ever go to any lakes in your own country? Many people prefer to go to the beach or to go hiking rather than to go to a lake. Summer should be beach, isn’t it? I also had the same thinking before, until I discovered these gorgeous lakes that Japan has. So, let’s learn more about the lakes in Japan that will make you want to see them for real!
Growing up, the word ninja always stimulated visions of humans with supernatural qualities. Humans that could scale walls, disappear into walls, and appear from ceilings. Humans that didn't seem human at all. I wanted to learn everything about them, because even if it was just for a second, I wanted to be superhuman too...
Located on the shores of Japan's largest freshwater lake, Lake Biwa, Otsu is just a mere thirty minutes away from central Kyoto. The moment the city truly shines is during the local Shinto festival, Otsu Matsuri held each year for several days in autumn.