Kyoto – An insight in the cultural capital of Japan

Higashi Hongan-ji

Higashi Hongan-ji

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160605_Japan_3175 Shosei-en Garden in Kyoto

After a bit more than four days in Tokyo it was time to head to Kyoto. Why Kyoto? It came in my mind spontaneously when I read that it is the cultural capital of Japan and very different to Tokyo. That piques my curiosity.

Instead of taking the bullet train I decided to travel by plane and enjoy the view of Japan from above. The bus brought me from Osaka-Itami airport to the center of Kyoto. I figured out soon that this city is different. The only high building I saw was the Kyoto tower.

My hostel was not far away from the station why I decided to walk the distance of one kilometer. It took less than 5 minutes walk till I saw the first temple. Quite curious I decided to drop off first my stuff and then to start my sightseeing at the Higashi Hongan-ji followed by…

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