Hey! This is your travel host, Naomi. I'd like to give you a tour of the top 10 attractions of Kyoto, Japan.
Number 10: Gion District
A wonderful traditional neighborhood in the city of Kyoto—during your time here, you are likely to see geishas in their traditional attire.
Number 9: Bamboo Grove
Unlike any other place you are going to see—walking through the bamboo grove, you are in a different world, surrounded by the tall bamboo trees.
Number 8: Heian Shrine
This Shinto shrine was constructed in 1895 and commemorates Kyoto's past emperors. These days, it's a site for many local festivals.
這座神社建於 1895 年並紀念京都昔日的天皇。如今，這是當地許多慶典舉辦的地點。
Number 7: Kinkaku-ji
Kyoto has numerous cultural sites. Kinkaku-ji, the Buddhist Temple of the Golden Pavilion, is among Kyoto's 17 World Cultural Heritage sites.
Number 6: Kiyomizu
Another famous temple of Kyoto built all the way back in the eighth century. Locals enjoy the surrounding natural landscape that changes throughout the year.
Number 5: Fushimi Inari Shrine
Walking through the striking shrine gates, you are transported into another world. Many tradespeople come here to pray for prosperity of their businesses.
Number 4: Local Culture
In Japan, even the simple day-to-day things are fascinating. You'll find that the local way of life is spiritual as well as one that's harmonious with nature.
Number 3: Ginkaku-ji
The temple was constructed in the 15th century. Japanese architecture melds nature with buildings beautifully, and you clearly see that in this temple's gardens.
Number 2: Nijo Castle
A large complex built in the early 17th century—you can take the inside tour and witness its fortress-like features, along with its emphasis on harmony with nature.
And Number 1: Cherry Blossom
Kyoto is one of the world's most beautiful cities. A perfect time to visit this city is during the cherry blossoms, when its great cultural attractions look even more stunning.
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