What to Expect
it is colored in red, yellow, brown by autumn leaves.
Plan A ) Standard Course for beginners (4 or 5 destinations)
It includes the most popular five sightseeing spots (All World Heritage Sites)
You enjoy famous spots as well as natural beauties.
Nijyo Castle - Kinkakuji Temple - Arashiyama Tenryuji Temple and Bamboo Forest - Fushimi Inari Shrine
These five are the most popular sightseeing spots in Kyoto.
Probably you will be overwhelmed by the magnificent 1000 Buddha statues housed in the temple.
Nijyo Castle is a historical site. It still has retained the original shapes 400 years old. Its historical significance cannot be too exaggerated.
You never visit Kyoto without visiting this temple. It is the architectural masterpiece of the 14th century.
Ryoanji is a zen temple. Its rock garden is internationally well known.
Arashiyama is the most beautiful in Kyoto. Its beauty consists of river, bamboo forest, and mountainous backgrounds.
These five spots are the essence of Kyoto.
Plan B) two day course ( 8 or 9 destinations )
Touji Temple - Uji Byodoin Temple - Sanjusangendo Hall - Fushimi Inari Grand Shrine - Nishiki Market
Arashiyama Bamboo Forest - Ryoanji Temple - Kinkakuji Temple - Nijyo Castle - Gion
Plan C) three day course : Nara and Kyoto Tour
day one : Nara the first capital of Japan
Horyuji Temple (Japan's first world heritage site)
Nara Park and the Great Buddha Hall
day two :
Fushimi Inari Shrine - Uji Byodoin Temple - Nishiki Market - Ryoanji Temple - Kinkakuji Temple
day three :
Arashiyama - Nijyo Castle - Imperial Palace - Nanzenji Temple - Murinan Residence
This ancient city has different faces from season to season.
Probably the most beautiful season will be the cherry blossom period in spring.
After the long endurance of cold winter, people wait for the arrival of cherry blossoms.
People's joy explodes in this short period.
The transition of changing colors of autumn leaves also attracts people's attention.
Towards the end of November the mountains surrounding the city turn into gorgeous color paintings.
There is a path called "Philosopher's Way" in the northern part of the city.
Nishida Kitaro, a famous philosopher, used to walk along a small canal surrounded by cherry trees. It is about 2 km long.
In the quiet, calm atmosphere, he is said to have reflected on his thoughts.
Now this narrow path is loved by many people from home and abroad because of its scenic beauties.
In the neighborhood are Honenin Temple, Eikando Temple, and Nanzenji Temple.
Surely you can immerse yourself in natural beauty.
The tour ends at Murin-an, which was owned by a political leader of Japan in the 19th century.