A visit to Kyoto should always be on your itinerary if you ever find yourself in Japan. The ancient capital of Japan might be a little bit slow-paced as compared to the hustle and bustle of Tokyo, but it reflects a huge part of the rich Japanese culture and history.
Kyoto’s biggest attractions would probably be the sheer number of traditional temples. Most of them were built decades ago, and they still retain a certain rustic charm. But more often than not, we do not have the luxury of time to visit every single temple there is in Kyoto.
If you simply cannot make up your mind as to which temple you should go to, let our list of 14 Temples You Need To Visit While In Kyoto help you decide.
#1 NANZEN-JI TEMPLE
Nanzen-ji is a spacious temple situated at the base of Kyoto’s Higashiyama mountains. The compound includes several other sub-temples, and was first built in the 13th century.
The central temple grounds are generally free of charge, but separate fees apply for other temple buildings and sub-temples such as the Sanmon Gate, Hojo, Nanzenin and more.