Today we are off to Kinkaku-ji, the golden pavilion! Kinkaku-ji, an extravagant Zen Buddhist temple, is one of Japan’s premier tourists spots. Now, getting to Kinkaku-ji is surprisingly hard. There are no train lines to…

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Welcome to Arashiyama! Arashiyama is a popular tourist area on the outskirts of Kyoto, easily accessible via train services! And when I say popular with tourists, I completely mean it! There were absolutely TONS of…

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