Update March 2017: We made it! And caught the start to the sakura season, which was a few weeks late due to a delayed winter. Click here for 12 places you must visit if you have only 3 days in Kyoto!
I’ve been reminiscing about my trip to Rome, Sorrento, Capri and the Amalfi coast lately, so the website has been very Italy-heavy (which is not a bad thing). Nevertheless, I’m switching gears a little and looking at Kyoto, Japan this week.
I’ve been to Japan for work trips in the past, but never made it beyond the hustle and bustle of Tokyo. Setting aside the fact that Japanese cuisine is one of my favorites, Kyoto has 17 – you read that right – seventeen UNESCO World Heritage sites and is widely considered the cultural hub of Japan. Once I’m back in Asia, I plan on taking a trip over in spring to catch the cherry blossoms!
As a side note, I’m really enjoying putting these travel inspiration posts together and I get a little lost in time and space as I’m browsing through (often hundreds) of Instagram photos. I ask the Instagrammers if they’re happy for me to share their images on Yogawinetravel.com and have been just blown away by the positive reactions and feedback.
Of all the people I reached out to, almost every single person has said yes – yet another reason why I’m having a blast being a part of the Instagram community! If you haven’t done so yet, check out my feed on Instagram for more travel and yoga pictures.
A big thank you to the Instagrammers below who were kind enough to let me share their photos! I encourage you to take a look at the rest of their Instagram feeds for more beautiful pics. The beautiful photo above is from la_ermi on Pixabay.
To get inspired to visit other destinations around the world please click here!
Where to stay in Kyoto
Let me start by saying that accommodation is not cheap in Kyoto! We stayed at Kaede Guesthouse in Shimogyo Ward and could not have been happier with the location – it is within walking distance to the Gion district and a short walk away from tons of bus stops and the metro line. Although the hotel has dorm rooms available, we booked a private room with an ensuite bathroom at an incredibly reasonable rate. It offers bicycle rental, discounted daily bus tickets and a laid back rooftop terrace. Click here to book your stay at Kaede Guesthouse in Kyoto!
Have you been to Kyoto? What did you think?
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