By Melo Villareal



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One of the top tourist spots in Kyoto. Apart from the Instagram-worthy spots, there are also souvenir shops and pretty restaurants in the vicinity.

Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

bamboo forest 

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Kiyomizu-dera is a Buddhist temple located in eastern Kyoto, Japan. The temple is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto UNESCO World Heritage site.


Buddhist Temple

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Fushimi Inari Shrine is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings.

Fushimi Inari Shrine

shinto shrine

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Kinkakuji is an impressive structure built overlooking a large pond, and is the only building left of Yoshimitsu's former retirement complex.

Golden Pavilion

zen temple

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Nijo Castle was the home of Tokugawa Ieyasu. He was the first shogun of the Edo Period. It was built in 1603 and later renovated by his grandson, adding 5 more floors.

nijo castle

first shogun residence

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Yasaka Shrine is a Shinto shrine in the Gion District of Kyoto, Japan. Situated at the east end of Shijo-dori, the shrine includes several buildings, including gates, a main hall, and a stage.

Yasaka Shrine

shinto shrine