FROM "KYŌ NO MIYAKO" TO "KYOTO"

KYOTO

We actually didn´t have so much time in Kyoto, it was more of a stop on the way.

We stayed there for one night only and since we arrived there kind of late there wasn´t much excursions to book that day.

What we did see was actually Nijo Castle which is a beautiful castle built back in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Tokugawa leyasu, the first shogun of the Edo Period.

After the Tokugawa Shogunate fell in 1867 the castle was used as an imperial palace before it was donated to the city and opened up to the public as a historic site.

In 1994 it became a UNESCO world heritage site.

Nijo Castle is very beautiful, especially at dawn when it lights up, this time of the day is perfect to pay a visit to the castle.

Since we didn´t have so much time in Kyoto we don´t really have anything more to say about this city.

But we know that there are a lot of different temples there such as Toji Temple, Daigoji Temple, Tofukuji Temple. You also have the Kyoto National Museum, Fushimi Inari Shrine and Nishiki Market.