Kyoto (Part 1)

We traveled by bullet train (Shinkansen) to Kyoto (the old capital). A city that is very different from Tokyo. It’s older and vibrant in a different way. If Tokyo is impressive, Kyoto is beautiful.

Stayed at Tour Club Kyoto (also highly recommend!) they have pod style beds. Kyoto is a bus city, and the hostel is very close to the bus station. 

Heian Shrine- Ok here’s the thing there’s 2,000 temples and Shrines in Kyoto. You’ll for sure get temple exhaustion but I would highly recommend all the shrines featured here. This one has beautiful vibrant colors. 

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Nanzen-ji- Beautiful dark wooden massive structure. Very impressive. 

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Yazaka Shrine (Open 24 hours) shrine- There’s a lot happening around the Shrine and it’s worth visiting at night, food vendors and an adorable outside seating area.  The shrine is illuminated at night, I unfortunately didn’t take a good picture of it. 

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Fushimi Inari –In the Heian period, this shrine was one of the shrines that carried written messages of important events occurring in Japan, to the gods. That’s why you see a lot of foxes in the shrine as they are regarded as the messengers. X and I also wandered into a cemetery and found a bamboo forrest in the back.
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