Things to do while in Kyoto, Japan

Your trip to Japan isn’t complete without visiting Kyoto. Check out these must to do when you are in Kyoto.

A Day at Kinkakuji Temple

Whether you visit by snow winter or in summer, nothing is as significant of Kyoto as Kinkakuji’s golden refkection glittering on the surface of the pond before it. Kinkakuji Temple is a Zen temple whose top two floors are completely wrapped in gold leaf. It was formally built as a retirement villa for a well-known shogun, Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, who allowed the building to become a Zen temple after his death in 1408. Kinkakuji temple is an impressive architecture built overlooking a large pond. If you want to beat crowds of tourist that come by the thousands and also witness the sun glean off the temple, you must go early in the morning.

Visit Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

Your trip to Kyoto isn’t complete if you won’t visit the its most iconic treasure, the Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine. It is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto and is located at the end of its thousand blazed like colored pathway which are made up of thousands of traditional torii gates. The shrine is dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of ride and foxes are known to be Inari’s messenger, that is why there are many fox statues across the shrine grounds. Tourists can have an amazing time wandering through the trails surrounding the network of trails. Mid way up the mountain, you will see the awesome views of Kyoto at the Yotsutsuji Intersection.

Enjoy the view of the city at the Kyoto Tower

The Kyoto Tower is 131 meters tall and it is the tallest building in Kyoto. It is one of a kind modern architecture in the city well-known for its archaic temples and shrines. The Kyoto Tower is just across from the Kyoto Station and its viewing platform is placed 100 meters above ground, with that being said you can enjoy a 360 degree view of Kyoto City and Osaka on fair days. It stands on the top of a regular commercial building which consist of restaurants, souvenir shops and even a public bath. Kyoto Tower was finished in 1964 it is also the same year as the opening of the Tokyo Olympics and the shinkansen. We recommend visiting it at sunset to experience the best view.



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