Kyoto, a beautiful city you must visit in Japan! I would say 3 days at most here would be a good amount of time!

Tips:

  • if you’re coming from Tokyo and you would like to hit up other cities, I recommend purchasing the JR Rail Pass ($300 USD). We used this for our 1.5 weeks in Japan.
  • The JR Pass will allow you to go on almost all of the trains. Be sure to read because there’s some train lines where you’ll need to purchase a separate ticket.
  • AIRBNB was difficult when contacting the host because of the language barrier so i recommend staying in a hotel

Things to do:

  • Visit the Monkey Park: its quite a hike up there but it’ll be worth it- I promise
  • While you’re up there, enjoy the view!
  • Go to the famous Fushimi Inari-taisha: lots of stairs so be prepared
  • Stroll through the Bamboo Forest/Arashiyama Bamboo Grove:
  • Eikando Temple: we didn’t have time to visit but it looks beautiful!
  • Take a trip to Nara
  • Nishiki Market: more fresh seafood

Eat, Drink, Repeat:

  • Fire Ramen at Men Baka Ichidai

Elk: A cafe that offered 3D designs on you coffee and the fluffiest pancakes

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  • AWOMB: sushi
  • Onikunoo Sushi
  • Ohayo Biscuit: sweets
  • Yo-jiya Cafe
  • Yugen: Matcha Latte
  • Cafe Cherish: Cute Cafe

 

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