1.Wandering in Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
This fascinating pathway through a bamboo forest will transport you out of the city streets and to a fairy tale land. Even though the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest isn't far from the center of Kyoto city, you’ll feel a world away.
The grove of huge, swaying bamboo stalks is gorgeous year-round and emanates tranquility.
2. Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine
If you've seen "Memoirs of a Geisha", you'll acknowledge these well-known orange gates of the Fushimi Inari Shrine are attractive.
Though people have learned regarding these extensively in art history during university, Fushimi Inari Shrine was far more spectacular in person than people may have imagined.
In order to go through all of the gates, you'll need to set aside a greater portion of a day. However, if your time in Kyoto is limited though, don't fret! One hour or two ought to be sufficient to explore a big portion of this shrine and leave without feeling like you're missing out many beautiful views.
Photo Tip: the start of the pathway is packed with individuals stopping for photos or footage videos. Keep walking past the crowds till the path starts going uphill. You will be ready to get a picture without anyone obstructing your shot. You will additionally reach a lookout point with a whole of Kyoto's view.
3. View Kinkaku-ji Temple at sunset
Also called the "Golden Temple", the Kinkaku-Ji Temple is one of the foremost renowned sights in Kyoto. And as we found out, it's famous for a good reason.
Its exterior is totally covered in gold leaf and makes an amazing reflection in the lake beside it. It is undoubtedly worth a visit, however, be warned - the temple is always full of tour groups at much all hours.
4. Go Geisha Hunting
In the 1920s there were over 80,000 geisha girls in Japan. Nowadays, there are solely 2,000 of those female performers who still follow the strict lifestyle, therefore spotting them is special.
Have your camera ready, because once you do see a geisha girl, it will be a short moment as she scurries in wooden sandals to her next appointment.
5. Visit Mount Fuji
This iconic mountain is known for being shy since Mount Fuji was often hiding in the clouds during tourists' visit.
Visitors can take a cable car and a ship to places that are gorgeous viewpoints on a clear day. If you visit Mount Fuji on not so good days, you may only see thick, unending white fog. Therefore, you should choose a nice day to have a lot of amazing photos.
Insider Tip: When you are on the grounds of the mountain, make certain to eat the famous black eggs. They have been hard-boiled in the hot springs and are said to lengthen your life by seven years.