To Japan: Part 2 (of 2)

Paradoxdruid and I are going to Japan for our honeymoon — specifically, we’re going to Tokyo and Kyoto for about a week each in May. Earlier we posted our list of “must-see” places in Tokyo and now we thought we’d post our list for Kyoto. We’d love recommendations from people! Part 2: Kyoto.






Hot Springs

  • Kurama (rural mountain town)
  • Kinosaki (old-fashioned town, probably a side-trip)

Other Side-trips

  • Nara (original capital of Japan, founded 710AD, has many old Buddhist temples)
  • Arashiyama and Sagano (pleasant touristy district at the outskirts of Kyoto, has shops, scenic lake/river, bamboo groves, bike/rickshaw rentals, boat tours, and more)
  • Osaka


  • Kyoto Station (I’m sure we’ll see it — apparently it’s quite futuristic.)

Please let us know if you have any recommendations/suggestions!!

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