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Kinkakuji Temple

  Kinkakuji, the Golden Pavilion, is one of Kyoto’s most iconic landmarks. It’s somewhere absolutely everyone visits when they go to Kyoto, and for good reason. The entire temple is plated in false gold foil. Any time of year, the sight is breathtaking. Official Website | Wikipedia Access Kinkakuji can …

Philosopher’s Path (Kyoto)

  The Philosopher’s Path (Wikipedia) is a beautiful stone path through the northern part of Kyoto’s Higashiyama district. The path follows a small canal which …

Ginkakuji Temple

  There are two ‘metallic’ temples in Kyoto. Ginkakuji (Official Site | Wikipedia) is the silver one. While not as famous as …

Arashiyama Scenic Area

  Arashiyama (嵐山) (Wikipedia) is a lovely, nature-centric area in western Kyoto. The area has been a popular destination since the Heian Period (794-1185). Arashiyama is particularly …

Mount Hiei (比叡山) Area

  Mount Hiei Hike Garden Museum Hiei Enryakuji Temple Kokuhoden Museum Mt. Hiei (Wikipedia) is the second highest mountain in Kyoto, at 848 meters …

Fushimi Inari

  Fushimi-inari Taisha (Official Site | Wikipedia) is a beautiful shrine just outside Kyoto, Japan, famous for its many red gates (torii). Rain …