There’s a lot to see and do in Tokyo. Here are some snippets of a few things you don’t want to miss!
For a beautiful sight of cherry blossoms in the spring, walk the Path of Philosophy in Kyoto.
A temple containing a thousand life-sized statues of Kannon, as well as beautiful grounds to enjoy.
Even on a gloomy, drizzly day, the Golden Pavilion shone bright and beautiful.
Kyoto after dark.
Kyoto is chock-full of beautiful temples and eye-catching shrines. Kiyomizu-dera, a UNESCO World Heritage Site, is one of the most famous.
You are going to see a lot of torii in this post. Torii are those ubiquitous vermillion arches you see around Japanese shrines. And they are the most famous feature of Fushimi Inari Taisha.
With its mountains, a river, and plenty of small old town charm, Arashiyama is a Kyoto day-tripper’s paradise.
The first thing we did in Kyoto was spend the day out in Arashiyama. It’s a lovely area in the northwest outskirts of Kyoto and is most famous for its Monkey Park and bamboo grove. David loves monkeys, so the Monkey Park was a must. However, if you’re looking for “wild monkeys” this won’t be it.…