Trip to Luang Prabang

We went to Luang Prabang, Laos, last week as our late summer holiday.

Alms Giving Ceremony in front of the hotel

Luang Prabang is the ancient capital located in the northern part of the Lao People’s Democratic Republic. The town is designated as a UNESCO World Heritage Site.


September is the rainy season in Laos, but we actually had a relaxing and pleasant stay without the crowds. Only a short stay, but we still had a memorable experience, including a cycle to paper & weaving village and participating in a workshop to create our own Dream Catcher at the Heuanchan Heritage House.


Delicious Lao Food, nice and calm people, beautiful old townscape…

I strongly recommend Luang Prabang for those who are looking for a relaxing holiday.

Nice weather during our stay. Luckily the water was clear at the Kuang Si Waterfall.

Traditional Lao Food “Laap” and “Ua Si Khai” at a cafe along the Mekong River

Buildings made of wooden materials and bamboo. Found it interesting to see steep wooden stairs and sudare screens, just like old houses in Kyoto!

According to government statistics (as of December 2018), 3,013 Lao people live in Japan with nearly half of them (1,470 people) as Permanent Residents.


Lao people told me they found Japanese tourists to be polite and respectful. Japan is also welcoming more and more foreign people here as immigrants and workers by creating the new visa system. If you have any questions and need a Kyoto immigration lawyer, don't hesitate to contact us.

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