Where are some great places to visit in Kyoto?

Where are some great places to visit in Kyoto?
16th September 2021 Joe Corfield

Nijō Castle

Nijō Castle is a castle located in Kyoto that contains the Ninomaru Palace. It is a designated UNESCO World Heritage site and boasts some very impressive traditional architecture. There are many guided tours around the castle – one of the most unique things to see is the Nightingale Floors, which is a room with floorboards intentionally designed to sound like the calls of a nightingale.

Fushimi-Inari Taisha Shrine

One of the most famous shrines in Japan, it was created in 711 AD and was intended to pay homage to the Goddess of growing rice, Ukanomitama-no-mikoto. Even today, the shrine is respected by many merchants and tradespeople who have upheld the tradition that visiting it brings prosperity.