Shoju-in Temple/ Kyoto

Shoju-in, a small and quiet temple, located outskirt of Kyoto city is the most photogenic temple in Kyoto with its heart-shaped window and ceiling paintings

Kyoto Uji 1day highlight trip

Uji is a suburb of Kyoto well known as the capital of Japanese green tea, located on the banks of the Uji-gawa River. It’s a decent 1day trip out of Kyoto.

Ajisai/ Mimuroto-ji temple

Mimuroto-ji temple garden has 10,000 hydrangeas in various pink, purple, blue and white hues and a path that snakes right through them.