Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, gardens, imperial palaces, and traditional wooden houses.


Fushimi Inari Shrine.

There are over 32,000 of these torii gates. Each was donated by a business in Kyoto.

I would imagine these gates get replaced fairly frequently.

Preparing my kobe beef. It was really good.

The Philosopher’s Walk is a pleasant canal-side foot path, leading to numerous temples and shrines in the area.


The Silver Pavilion (Jisho-ji).


Another great conveyor belt sushi restaurant.

Kinkaku-ji, the Golden Pavilion.

The famous rock garden at Ryoan-ji temple, which was built between 1450 and 1473.

Beautiful scenery at Ninna-ji temple.

Nijo-jo Castle.

When entering a temple, there are no shoes allowed! If you need the toilet, there are plenty of slippers you can borrow!

To-ji temple has Japan’s tallest pagoda.


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