Kyoto is one of the most beautiful cities of Japan. There’s a plethore of amazing places, which are visited by millions of tourists yearly. Our favourite ones are:
- Pontocho — small alley which starts from Shijo-dori and runs until Sanjo-dori, close to the Kamo river. There’s a lot of nice pubs, karaoke clubs and tea caffees. Prices are quite high, but it’s totaly worth it. You need to remember, that all of those places are open from 17:00. We strongly recommend taking a walk around it in the evening – the lights are mesmerizing.
- Kinkaku-ji — it’s a temple that is on the UNESCO’s Cultural Heritage list. In 1950 a mentally ill monk set a fire under the temple, and then tried to commit suicide. The temple was renovated and many tourists enjoy it each year.
- Ginaku-ji — it was built in the similiar to Kinkaku-ji style (some people say that it’s much better than Kinkaku-ji, because it’s more modest – well, it’s not gold ;)).