During my time in Japan I was lucky enough to spend some time in Kyoto, a magically city that has retained so many of it’s traditional features. Whereas Tokyo is a modern wonderland, Kyoto is a perfect contrast of stunning temples, shrines, and gardens.
We escaped the bustle of city living and tourists at Tofuji Temple, a little known spot, which was worth a visit for it’s stunning gardens and for a moment of silence. There was only a handful of people there, and they were using it as a place to silently pray.
Any Memoirs of a Geisha fans recognize this? This is Fushimi Inari-taisha, the second most visited shrine in Japan. Don’t let photos fool you, this site is huge and takes hours to see in full!
The wonders of Japanese pizza! Scrambled egg, fried noodles, salsa and cheese make up this beast – and it is delicious!
The absolutely breath-taking Kiyomizu temple, the only place I have been too which has truly made me get goosebumps. Inside the temple are amazing gold statues, and the wind chimes and incense smoke add for an unforgettable atmosphere.
|The view from the top of Kyoto train station over one side of Kyoto.|
If you want a city view, head to the train station and take the escalators all the way to the top. A popular spot for couples to go and err…make out.
|Even their cake’s are healthy!|