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Remarkable Places To Visit When You Are In Kyoto

Posted on 17 May 2018 by admin (0)

Kyoto was once the capital of the country and is still an idyllic representation of the country and all it represents. As a traveler you will experience the unique charm that the city has to offer, from the back streets to its historic landmarks which showcase the formation of a tradition and culture that remain alive in the people here even today.

Kyoto has several landmark areas to visit so ensure that you plan your itinerary accordingly to check them all out. For instance, the geisha district of this city is renowned and so is the green tea or matcha products which come in interesting forms, from hot lattes to ice creams, frappes, parfaits and more.

It is the seventh largest city of the country and it has a charming and pretty landscape as well, especially if you visit it in the period between March and April when the cherry blossoms are in full bloom. Start by visiting the Fushimi Inari Taira. This is an incredible shrine that has red tori gates in the thousands which cover a total distance of 4 kilometers. This stretch continues to Mt Inari that is a sacred place for the locals. Walking up the hill and seeing this religious shrine is one of the best things to do here.

Kyoto is known for several shrines, temples and natural scenery as well. You can opt to visit the bamboo forest which lies on the western outskirts of the city known as Arashiyama. This natural landmark is very popular and during the holiday seasons you will find yourself elbowing through the crowds here.

A natural place of worship that is unique is the Saiho-Ji garden of moss. This is a world heritage site as declared by UNESCO and one needs to reserve their visit by applying at least seven days in advance.

After you have visited these popular landmark places in this city, plan your evening itinerary as per your interest. Try the local eateries to experiment with food and taste something new every day during your stay here. Traveling around the city is convenient due to the public subway and transit systems.