What you guys have in mind when hearing about the city of Kyoto? Is it the city of temples? Or a city of Japan’s cultural center? If you think so, yes you are right. Kyoto is one of the beautiful city in Japan that must be visited. There are so many cultural things to do in Kyoto. Have not been to Japan if not visit Kyoto. Kyoto has a myriad of attractions that are dominated by cultural elements. But uniquely, though famous for its culture, visitors will not get tired to enjoy it, ranging from children, teenagers, adults, and the elderly. The beauty of culture that highlighted by the city is what is able to lure tourists to come and learn about Japanese culture while spending their holiday time.
Here are the best things to do in Kyoto which is very compulsory to visit either at certain seasons, or at certain times, which would have been very enjoyable and should not to be missed,
- Fushimi Inari Taisha
This destination we make the first destination that must be visited not for no reason, Fushimi Inari-Taisha itself is one of the most popular tours in Kyoto we believe you’ve often seen the photos both in Instagram and from many scenes in Japanese films.
Senbatorii or red temple gate neatly arranged and lined up is a famous icon of Fushimi Inari Taisha. These Torii gates are installed by pilgrims who come to pray or Inari Taisha to ask for success in an effort to Deari Inari-daimyojin. There are currently about 10,000 Torii gates installed in this temple.
When you arrive at this shrine, don’t forget to walk down the Torii gate, then you will be led to Oku-no-in which is located behind the temple. In this place you can find a pair of Stone lanterns that accompany a rock named Omokaru-ishi. Try to lift this stone, when you can easily lift it then your wish will come true.
We recommend you to visit in February due to coincide with the Festival of the Hatsu-uma-no-hi or the first day of the First Horse Day Festival. Each visitor who came on this day will be given a twigs that can be used as a talisman that will give salvation and prosperity in the business. Or you can also come on April 20-May 3, because it coincides with the festival Kanko-sai and Inari Festival held a sequentially on the Sunday closest to that date. This temple is very beautiful enjoyed at dusk, because the Sun will be shining on Torii and make the color the more lit up in red.
To reach this place you can ride the JR Nara Line from Kyoto station and get off at JR Inari. From there you live ‘ walk about 5 minutes to get to the Fushimi Inari-Taisha Shrine.