Japan’s ancient capital, Kyoto (京都), is famous for its Buddhist and Zen Temples, Shinto Shrines and other cultural centres. After Japan moved its capital to Tokyo in 1868, Kyoto remained the country’s ‘intellectual center’ with traditions and cultural practices being kept alive in the city.
In recent years, Kyoto has become the most popular tourist destination in Japan – with people flocking to the city every season. And so, not wanting to miss out, I decided to finally visit this historical city in one of the best seasons possible: the early cherry blossom season – where there are far less crowds and the temperature is just starting to become warm.
Trigger warning: This video may induce itchy feet.
Well, what do you think? Of course there’s still much more to enjoy in this wonderful city and every season here is uniquely stunning. So, if you’re interested in any of the places featured in this video, then make sure your check out the posts below about each region that I visited:
And if you are intending to visit Kyoto then I recommend buying a one-day or two-day travel ticket which can be brought at Kyoto Station or any hotel. This handy ticket only costs about 1200 to 2000 yen (R150 – R250) and allows you to ride any City Bus, Kyoto Bus, and subway line as much as you like.