Just a short trip north from Nara, Kyoto is home plenty of World Heritage Sites, and while there’s a lot to pack into one trip, there are some highlights worth prioritizing. Kiyomizu-Dera Temple is one ‘don’t miss’ site, overlooking the Southern Higashiyama sightseeing district it's one of Kyoto’s most iconic landmarks. The temple's long wooden stage offers incredible views of the landscape below which transforms with the seasons.
Kinkaku-Ji Temple is another must add to the Kyoto sightseeing list. This Golden zen temple is an extravagant piece of architecture and draws swarms of tourists daily, so best to visit early in the morning. For something a little more understated, also be sure to pop by Ryoan-Ji Temple, home to one of Japan’s most famous zen gardens.
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