Traditional Kyoto

fushimi-inari-3daigoji-5fushimi-inari-51. Fushimi Inari Taisha, 2. Daigoji Temple, 3. Fushimi Inari Taisha look out

Kyoto was a beautiful city and I wish I had spent more time here. Due to unforeseen circumstances (Fuji not showing itself), we spent an extra day out at Fuji hoping to see it, which was meant to be spent in Kyoto, so that only left us with one full day to explore Kyoto. Definitely not enough time!

fushimi-inari-2daigojidaigoji-24. Fushimi Inari Taisha, 5. Daigoji Temple, 6. Daigoji Temple

In the morning we went to Fushimi Inari Taisha. I would allow about 3-4 hours to freely roam around this attraction. Once you get through the beginning entrance with the hustle and bustle of the crowd, it is a peaceful walk. If it is raining, this may not be pleasant as it is all outdoors with no shelter.

Then we caught a train and a bus to Daigoji Temple. An hour to walk around here is plenty of time. As you can see, this was beautiful to visit in Autumn with all the colours of the changing leaves.

daigoji-3fushimi-inari-67. Daigoji garden, 8. Fushimi Inari Taisha

Accommodation:

I stayed at the Kyoto Utano Youth Hostel. This was in a great location, as there is a stop on the bus line! It also had a traditional onsen to which you can bathe in if you choose.

daigoji-4daigoji-7fushimi-inari9. Daigoji Temple, 10. Daigoji Temple, 11. Fushimi Inari Taisha
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