Found to the southeast of Kyoto, the ever-iconic Byodo-in Uji combines surprisingly well with a visit to the massive Daigo-ji temple complex.
Kurama and Kibune are a pair of destinations in Kyoto that are respectively home to the spiritual attractions Kurama-dera and Kifune Shrine.
Kyoto used to be a city plagued by overtourism but the pandemic has allowed the ancient capital to reclaim its former charm that had been lost.
Hidden away in the extreme western reaches of Kyoto, Mt. Oe is the mythical home of the vengeful Shuten Doji, the so-called "drunken demon."
Located around 30 minutes south of Kyoto, Iwashimizu Hachimangu is a hidden gem that played an integral role in the Minamoto's rise to power.
Fushimi Inari Taisha is open 24 hours a day meaning that you can visit at night when the shrine is far less crowded than it is during the day.