Kinkakuji, also known as the Golden Pavillion thanks to its magnificent gold inlaid, is located in Northern Kyoto.
Each floor of the Kinkakuji temple has a different architectural style. The building was destroyed many times, and the current temple was rebuilt in 1955.
9. Walk the Torii tunnel
Another must-visit place on your trip is the temple Fushimi Inari with thousands of Torii gates.
This temple is located at the foot of Inari Mountain, at 233m above sea level.
In Japanese, Torii means the gate in front of each temple. Because the temple has more than 10,000 gates, you should expect to spend 2-3 hours visiting the temple.
Tens of thousands of Torii gates are the contribution of individuals and companies with the belief that doing so will bring good luck, prosperity, and success to the business.
Along the two sides of the trail are waterfalls and lakes, making it a peaceful and beautiful place to fully enjoy every moment of my visit.
10. Go shopping
Japan is a paradise for shopping, especially electronic devices. One of my favorite stops is BicCamera.
Due to the name, I first mistakenly believed that this place specializes only in camera products, but actually, it was a shopping center with more than just electronic devices. You can even purchase cosmetics, daily necessities, and alcohol here.
BicCamera Kyoto is located conveniently next to Kyoto station, selling products at reasonable prices.
Tips: Use this coupon to receive a 7% discount on cameras, home appliances, toys, and contact lenses. Don’t forget to get your 8% VAT refund when purchasing here.