Japan Part II: Kyoto

I’m back to share Japan Part II! After posting Japan Part I earlier this year we booked a ski trip to Europe without ever having skied before. This required a crash course in skiing before the actual trip to Munich and Austria. I also spent a chilly weekend in Florida, which wasn’t ideal at the time but I guess that too prepared me for the ski trip conditions. So without further ado, Japan Part II: Kyoto!

As a recap, we spent one week in Japan back in November 2016. We spent 4 nights in Tokyo before ending the trip with 2 nights in Kyoto. Without a doubt this is one of my most memorable trips for many reasons and since posting Japan Part I: Tokyo several friends have also been or are in the planning stages so hopefully Japan Part II: Kyoto is useful. It certainly makes me want to plan a return trip!

Highlights from Kyoto:

Visiting temples along The Path of Philosophy.

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Breakfast on the go. Cold brew coffee and a fried potato with garlic on a stick.

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The red torii gates (and nailing the “Planksgiving” gym challenge) at the Fushimi inari taisha shrine.

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Feeling like you stepped into a painting at every garden, shrine, temple, etc.

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Working on my selfie while others self-reflect at a castle.

After dinner stroll through the Gion district.

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And much more! These are just the highlights so head on over to my Kyoto page to check out what we did and to see a day by day itinerary to plan your own trip!

Question: We visited temples, a shrine, a garden, a forest, and a castle while in Kyoto. What did we miss?

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