Planning to visit Kyoto when Japan reopens? Here are my TOP recommendations for those who love kawaii shopping, matcha, stationery, & UNIQUE experiences!
Things to do in Kyoto, Japan:
Summary of recommended Kyoto activities:
☑️ Visit Kyoto Gion Post Office and get a special postcard set. I recommend sending a postcard to yourself!
☑️ Take home beautiful Maiko / Geisha art postcards. I bought mine from a 7-Eleven branch near Heian Shrine.
☑️ Dine at Arashiyama Rilakkuma Tea House & shop at their souvenir store
☑️ Ride the Randen tram for scenic local views
☑️ Take photos at the Kimono Forest (Arashiyama)
☑️ Visit Okazaki Shrine (a.k.a. Rabbit Shrine) and buy a cute bunny Omikuji (fortune slip)
☑️ Shop for cute souvenirs (Arashiyama area has a lot of good selections)
☑️ Rent a beautiful Kimono from Kyoto Kimono Rental Wargo
☑️ Visit the most colorful temple in Kyoto: Yasaka Koshino Temple (just near Kiyomizu-dera Temple)
☑️ Enjoy the view with a matcha latte or parfait from Yojiya Cafe
☑️ Try the delicious Uji matcha desserts by Itoh Kyuemon (Uji, Kyoto)
☑️ Spot the unique Uji tea jar mailbox in front of JR Uji Station
☑️ Buy cute Kyoto theme stationery & collect train stamps
☑️ Shop at Miffy Sakura Kitchen in Arashiyama
☑️ Visit Traveler’s Factory Kyoto for stationery (I recommend the limited TN Kyoto!)
☑️ Explore the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove & enjoy the relaxing walk
☑️ Try the Maiko & Oiran makeover photoshoot plans by Maiko-henshin & Studio Kokoro
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