Japan, Day 5: Kyoto >> Osaka

MARCH 10, 2017 Our first stop for our last day in Kyoto was KINKAKU-JI (UNESCO) – also known as the “Golden Pavilion”. It is one of the famous Zen temples which has its top 2 floors covered in gold leaf. This golden structure overlooks a pond, which is a real sight to see.     …

Japan, Day 4: Kyoto (Central & Downtown)

MARCH 9, 2017 We started our 4th day in Kyoto a bit later than the previous days since our first stop was just a few minutes away (walk) from our Airbnb – NIJO CASTLE (UNESCO)! While walking along one side of the Nijo Castle, we realized how huge the castle ground was since it took …