Once the capital of Japan, Kyoto, is a city on the island of Honshu.
It’s famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. It’s also known for formal traditions such as kaiseki dining and geisha female entertainers.
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Arashiyama is one fo the must see sightseeing districts in Kyoto. It’s filled with temples and shrines, but the star attraction is the famed Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.
Arashiyama is in the far west of Kyoto, tucked along the base of the Arashiyama Mountains.
FUSHIMI INARI TAISHA
Fushimi Inari Shrine is a Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari.
Fushimi Inari is the most important of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto God of rice.
Kinkakuji is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto whose top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf.
Formally known as Rokuonji, the temple was the retirement villa of the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, and according to his will it became a Zen temple of the Rinzai sect after his death in 1408.