- Apr 9, 2018
- 2 min read
I ♡ Kyoto, Japan 🇯🇵
K Y O T O , J A P A N
Kyoto became the capital city of Japan before Tokyo. It is really a historical place, Kyoto was exempted from dropping atomic bombs and destruction in World War II because of its exceptional historic value. That was unthinkable, right?! Japan has been part of the war for years but still, Kyoto survived. In any ways, Kyoto is really admiring because of its effortless beauty. They called it “Old Japan” where temples, sublime gardens, traditional houses and geisha can be found. Compared to Tokyo, it is more tranquil and relaxing here. For me, If you're in Japan it's really recommended to visit Kyoto to see and feel the traditional culture of Japanese life.
One of the first sight seeing in Kyoto districts and known for its amazing bamboo groves. It's filled with temples and shrines too.
Start of the trail
As you can see, too many people were also touring that day. It's really hard to get the picture that we want as people walk by and capturing also their perfect moment. But still, we enjoyed walking and exploring Arashiyama Bamboo groves. It's just a matter of "Expectations versus Reality". LOL.
Every perfect moment deserves a kiss!
We kissed like no one is watching us. We enjoyed the walkathon in Arashiyama, which almost took an hour to finish the trail. So good to experience this! Please add this to your list, guys! If you want a picture-perfect, please be minded on the peak season and holidays to avoid many tourists, and yet we chose to go to Japan during the Philippine holidays, but still, everything was perfect. It depends on how you enjoy your tour. So.. next is..
Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine
It is one of the city’s most popular shrines. One of Kyoto’s most iconic places are the tunnels formed by the thousands of torii (Shinto shrine gates) in the southeast of the city. It’s wildly popular with tourists these days, it’s really huge, so you can always find a quiet spot.
Entering the shrine
The shrine is one of Japan’s most popular and also the head shrine for some 40,000 Inari shrines scattered the length and breadth of the country.
Majestic torii gates
Another emoji found
The castle used as an imperial palace for a while before being donated to the city and opened up to the public as a historic site.
But due to our lack of time, we were not able to enter the castle as it was already closed when we arrived, but still, I captured the beautiful castle from the outside. Lol. If there's a will, there's a way!
The most famous Geisha district in Kyoto. A nice and expensive place to dine where you can experience being entertained by a maiko or geiko while enjoying our food.
A candid shot of geisha
Traditional wooden machiya merchant houses
I love how Sakura gives its beauty to Gion
Gion style of touring tourists
And that's it! Kyoto is really the Spiritual Heart of Japan. A must visit!! I am very happy that we went here, this made me realised that Japan is really a perfect place to live in.