Kyoto is a great place to visit while in Japan. There is loads of history to explore while still finding new and interesting things around the corner. Nature is much more prominent here than in Tokyo, so there are many shots of temples, shrines and greenery.
This uniquely designed building is a staple of Japanese architecture. Many of the buildings and shrines there have multiple layers of roofing and rigid designs on the edges.
This was a prayer spot at Kiyomizu-dera. Many patrons came to give their offerings for a prayer.
These suits of samurai armor are from the 18th century. The horns on top are so that soldiers know where their commander is on the battlefield.
This is a vacant street in Kyoto. The street was lined with shops and restaurants and gave an authentic feel for life in Japan.
These bamboo shoots were on the path to Mount Inari. It was a 40-minute walk from this point.
These moss covered rocks were at the Fushimi Inari shrine. There were tons of amazing views in Kyoto, big and small.
This shrine is tucked away among the trees. It’s accessible by walking all the way around the ridge and up the hill.
Here’s a view looking back at the pagoda of Kiyomizu-dera.
B-Side Label is a group of all Japanese artists that make all original high-quality stickers. There are over 6,000 unique designs!
These are a few of the great stickers that I got at B-Side Label. They definitely had a flare for the weird and unconventional.
This pond is at the Nijō Castle, the residence of the shogun.