Kyoto’s pride are the most known temples in Japan. They all are within relatively walking distance from each other. Many of them are built by Buddhism or Shintoism believers, but some were raised to celebrate someone’s influence on town or Japanese culture. Regardless which you choose to explore, you won’t be let down.
My main point of focus was o; the temple overlooking Kyoto from the high above being located on the steep hill. Before I reached it’s premises I was navigated through a narrow street stuffed with food stalls and crafts. People dressed up in yukata only added to the positive atmosphere.
I had barely made before it closed. Even in the peak of tourism season, all attractions get closed between 4-5pm. I arrived, climbed to the top and admired the landscape for a while. The view was really great. I could only imagine how magical it had looked before all traditional Japanese houses were replaced with modern buildings.
Nearing the evening I slowly stepped down to the main street of Kyoto, had a matcha Frappuccino and headed home.
More temples tomorrow.