Here you will find my photo journal from the trip to Japan.
And in this post, I will share what highlights you can experience in Kyoto City for 1 day/24 hours.
Start early and catch the early train to Arashiyama (嵐山) to visit Tenryuji Temple (天龍寺).
Experience beautiful Japanese Garden with Sogenchi Teien (Sogen Pond Garden) inside the Temple.
After spending enough time and having a relaxing morning, try to exit from the back gate of the temple and you will arrive at the famous Bamboo Groove (嵯峨野 竹林の道). Prepare your camera, as the beauty of this place can trigger your selfie mode.
For your breakfast or brunch, you can always go to Ichiran (一蘭) Ramen which open for 24 hours, located at Kawaramachi area.
Make your way by visiting Kinkakuji (金閣寺, Golden Pavilion). During the sunset the golden pavilion gold colour will be even shinier compare to normal. It was a great spectacle that you need to experience yourself. Keep in mind that it will be full of visitors here, but I think it is worth to visit, just for the beautiful scenery.
End your day by heading to Ryoanji Temple (龍安寺) where you will find your peace after a hectic place of Kinkakuji. You will have a chance to stroll around the temple Japanese garden. And of course sitting facing the Rock Garden is a must when visiting this temple. Perhaps, you can also get inspiration for your life similar to Steve Jobs, since he was in this garden before when visiting Kyoto, Japan.