Everland is the biggest theme park in South Korea. It’s located in Yongin which is about an hour away from Seoul. Our previous trip in South Korea, we went to Lotte World so we decided to check out this other theme park. Continue reading
As I was looking for options on how to economize this trip, I came across the idea of taking the overnight bus from Kyoto to Tokyo instead of taking the very expensive Shinkansen for around 5000 pesos. The bus on the other hand is half the price at 2000 pesos and we get to save on one night accommodation too. I chose Willer Express because of their really comprehensive and helpful website. We actually bought our tickets online two days before our departure thanks to the advice of my cousin. They were coming from Tokyo going to Kyoto but the tickets ran out so they had no choice but to take the bullet train. I was planning to buy it the night before. ^_^’
We wanted to see the Imperial Palace but a week prior to our trip, I learned that you needed to book an appointment for it. The same goes with the Imperial Palace in Tokyo. To book a tour, you would need to apply in advance with your passport at the Imperial Household Agency Office who organizes the tours. It is located on the northwestern corner of Kyoto Imperial Park. They say reservations are often possible for the same day. The office is open Monday-Friday at 8:45am to 12:00 and 1:00pm to 5pm. You can also make reservations online here. I checked the schedule but the next available appointment was in 2 weeks. So we just decided to see the Imperial Park anyway. We were there on a Saturday at 5pm.
Nishiki Market is located near Shijo street, next to Teramachi Street. We actually got confused looking for the place and we should have just gone through Teramachi street. It is also known as the kitchen of Kyoto since fresh produce and other food are sold here. We got here through Bus no. 5 but you can also get here through the subway or taxi here’s a link on their website for more information.