Drive to Kyoto
1st highlight: Kinkaku-Ji and Ryoan-Ji Temples
Kyoto's "Golden Temple" was once built in honor of the then emperor and has since been destroyed and rebuilt several times. After enjoying the aromatic tea in the tea garden, we visit another temple - Ryoan-Ji. The park with the lake is particularly pretty, in which we will linger a little.
2nd Highlight: Tenryu-Ji Temple and Togetsu Bridge
The second stop of the day is Tenryu-Ji Temple and Togetsu Bridge. The peculiarity of the small temple is the garden. This survived the repeated destruction of the building almost unscathed. The Togetsu Bridge represents the gateway to Arashiyama - the Storm Mountain - and at the same time is appreciated for its fantastic view of the night sky and the wonderful mountain landscape.
3rd highlight: Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
Bamboo is a particularly popular tree in Japan, having been used to make baskets, cups, boxes and mats for several centuries. The trees here grow up to 30 m tall and make us feel incredibly small. Behind the forest, a breathtaking view of the park landscape opens up to us at any time of the year.
Overnight at hotel in Kyoto