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5 Best Sights And Sounds That Kyoto Offers

Posted on 04 December 2017 by admin (0)

Kyoto is one of the most popular tourist cities in Japan and is visited by many people from all over the world every year. It has everything on offer for the tourists. You can walk through the busy Nishiki market or visit the Shinto shrine or explore the century-old rock garden on offer in this city.

Kiyomizu Temple

This temple is a popular one in the Kyoto city and is located on the Otowa Mountain. This is a beautiful temple that offers the best view to the visitors from the main veranda of the temple. It is located about 40 feet above the ground and hence you get to see the wonderful forest to the top.  

Fushimi Inari Shrine

The Fushimi Shinto shrine is the most popular among the various Shinto shrines in Kyoto. This is a 1300-year-old temple that is dedicated to Inari. The main attraction of the temple is the 10,000 odd red and orange colored gates that are spread over the 2.5-mile long path to the temple. Trekking this path might take up to three hours.  

Nishiki Market

If you love shopping and want to know more about Japan, then step out to shop at the Nishiki market. This is a bustling market that houses about 126 stalls and is spread over 5 blocks. You will find a lot of local food eateries as well as plenty of local stuff to shop from this market.

Philosopher’s Walk

The popular Japanese philosopher Nishida Kitaro used to walk in this path to go to the Kyoto University. This is why this path is named after this legend. It is a scenic walk area that has cherry trees on both sides of the path.

Kinkaku-Ji

It is also known as the Golden Pavilion and has two floors that are wrapped in gold. It overlooks the Mirror Lake in Kyoto. It was used by Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu in the late 14th and the early 15th century. It was converted to a Buddhist temple after the death of Shogun’s son Ashikaga Yoshimochi. It is a wonderfully calm and serene temple that will surely attract all visitors.