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.
Byodo-in Temple/ Kyoto-Uji
Byodo-in Temple (平等院), a world heritage site is located in Uji city, Kyoto,the capital of Japanese tea. The Phoenix Hall is featured on the back of 10 yen coin.
Ujigami Shrine (宇治上神社) / Kyoto, Uji
Ujigami shrine is the oldest standing shrine in Japan. this tranquil shrine, surrounded by trees, is located on the banks of the Uji-gawa river in 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.
Mimuroto-ji Temple/ Kyoto, Uji-city
Japan is famous for its spring carpet of cherry blossom and autumnal red leaves. Less well known are the hydrangeas. Mimurotoji is famous for its hydrangeas garden.