One of Kyoto’s most iconic images—alongside Fushimi Inari’s torii tunnels and geisha-spotting in the Gion district—takes you to the west side of the city along the banks of the Hozu River in Arashiyama.
On the northwestern edge of Kyoto lies Takao, a scarcely populated mountain region hiding vast nature and beautiful temples.
To the east of one of Japan’s most respected and highly acclaimed universities, Kyoto University, lies Philosopher’s Path named so as Kitaro Nishida often walked along it for his meditation.
Simply put, Kiyomizu-dera is the most popular attraction in Kyoto and no matter when you decide to go it will be crowded.
Located near the banks of Lake Biwa, on the road from the ancient capital of Kyoto to the castle town of Hikone lies the region’s own miniature Venice that breathes an atmosphere of the Edo period.
As the autumn equivalent of cherry blossom viewing, the viewing of leafs changing colors to different shades of green, gold and red is one of the Japanese most favorite times of the year.
On the edge of the oldest geisha district in Kyoto—Kamishichiken—lies Kitano Tenmangu Shrine dedicated to the god of learning as well as the scholar and politician Sugawara Michizane.
Kyoto Palace Autumn Opening, a time to admire the amazing architecture and lush gardens hidden within the palace’s walls.