One last day in Kyoto, and it was time for some lesser known beautiful places in Kyoto. The Ginkaku ji and the Nanzen ji are two beautiful examples of pavilions converted into Zen temples. Also, hidding behind the Nanzen ji we found an impressive Meiji period aqueduct. Something I never expected to find in Kyoto.
In my second time visiting Kyoto from Sendai we were booked a visit of the Imperial and Sento Palaces by a friend. Beautiful constructions with charming decoration details.
Finally we get to explore Kyoto! Another ancient city and former capital of Japan. Famous for its beautiful traditions and incredibly rich history. This is our one day in Kyoto
After a girls’ drinks night out and a delicious traditional Japanese breakfast we left to explore Nara park and the World Heritage temples of Nara.
Still on the move we chose an old ninja village for our next stop. Looking for the famous Iga ninja clan we ventured through the Japanese countryside and the Mie prefecture towards the Iga Ueno city.
Osaka was our midway stop between Kyoto and Nara. It’s a busy vibrant city with so much to offer visitors. You can experience so much here and from here explore all of Japan due to its great connections.
On that same afternoon we took the train back to Kyoto and then to Inari to see the beautiful Torii gates along the path up to Mount Inari. This is us at Fushimi Inari Taisha
This time a longer weekend allowed us to finally visit Kyoto. This first half a day stop at Arashiyama excited our senses with some great nature views and delicious mochi.