Kyoto

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Japan is an incredible country. The cities are efficient and clean, the food was amazing and the people were respectful and friendly. During my time in Japan, I was only able to visit 2 different cities, Tokyo and Kyoto. This is one of those countries where I would definitely visit again.

Below are just some of the photos that I’ve taken during my trip.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, has a different vibe than Tokyo. It’s more calm and not as busy as it is in Tokyo. Kyoto is filled with pagodas, shinto shrines, temples and an imperial palace.

The image below is one of my favourites. After a two and a half hour train ride to Kyoto station from Tokyo, I stepped off the train and waited a bit just to observe my surroundings and figure where to go next. I captured this photo right when I saw the conductor peeking out his window.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1028″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1009″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Early mornings in Kyoto is probably the best time to do some exploring and photography. During the day, these streets gets packed with tourists. With so many shrines and temples to visit, I wish I had more mornings in Kyoto.

I was lucky enough to stumble upon this amazing spot below while riding around exploring.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1027″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1015″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1014″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1019″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1016″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1011″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1075″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1074″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1073″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1026″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you are ever hungry in Kyoto, make sure you visit Sugar Hill located near the Gion quarters. The man below is the owner and the only cook. I asked him to make me his three best dishes and I certainly wasn’t disappointed. 5 stars out of 5, would go again. Sorry, no pictures of food.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1076″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1072″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I made my way towards Kinkaku-ji, a zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto. The top two floors of the temple are completely covered in gold leaf. This is probably the top attraction in Kyoto and it was very busy during the time I visited.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1022″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1086″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1021″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1024″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]During the evenings in Kyoto, I went to explore the city’s tourist areas with the bicycle that was provided to me by my AirBnb host. The main strip has a lot of shopping to do. You may even see Geisha’s walking out from the theater there. Unfortunately, there were no shows going on during my stay there. The alleys in Kyoto, provides a pleasant traditional atmosphere.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1071″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1070″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1069″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1029″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]Arashiyama Bamboo Grove was one of the spots that I’ve always wanted to see. It’s located on the outskirts of Kyoto. It may take awhile to get to from Kyoto station, but it’s well worth the trip. While exploring the trails of the forest, I met a couple of cool people, Joel (@jgmagic) and Amber (@amberlowey), two foodies from New York City travelling all across Asia trying all different types of food.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1089″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1090″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”1020″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][vc_column width=”1/3″][vc_single_image image=”1023″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1091″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]I was excited to visit Fushimi Inari Shinto Shrine. There are literally thousands of these vermilion torri gates which stretches along the back of the main buildings. The trail leads to the sacred forest at Mount Inari.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1094″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1095″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1012″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column][vc_single_image image=”1077″ img_size=”full” add_caption=”yes” alignment=”center” onclick=”img_link_large”][/vc_column][/vc_row]

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Kishan Trivedireply
October 28, 2016 at 10:17 am

Aamazing 🙂

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December 29, 2016 at 11:01 am

Wow now I have to visit!

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