Kyoto

Kyoto

Kyoto (京都, Kyōto) served as Japan’s capital and the emperor’s residence from 794 until 1868. It is now the country’s seventh largest city with a population of 1.4 million people and a modern face.

First day

-Philosopher path

– Ginkaku-ji (going to the entrance you will pass a street full of shops)

Then you can take a walk to the philosopher path and take a bus back to the city (temples and museums will be closed around 16:30)

Second Day

-Nara

Look below

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2165.html

http://www.insidekyoto.com/how-to-get-to-nara

Other option Kurama (you can take a direct train from Sanjo to Kurama)

Or Arashiyama (take the metro to Ninjo station and the train to Arashiyama)

Third Day

I would stay in Kyoto and visit first the Imperial Palace (I think they speed up the process check here http://www.kunaicho.go.jp/e-event/kyototsunen-sankan-sks.html) and then go to the Fushimi Inari Shrine http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e3915.html

If you still have time go to the Nishiki Market https://goo.gl/maps/BZsFbnv56ny

To feel a bit Kyoto life

ADDITIONAL INFOS

In japan in general there are some 24h open supermarket like lawson, 7eleven etc. They are cheap and full of gnammi things. My suggestions for a quick lunch take the rise triangles –https://sociorocketnewsen.files.wordpress.com/2014/12/onigiritop.jpg

and sweets

RESTAURANTS

https://tastingdiary.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/ramen-kairikiya/che

https://tastingdiary.wordpress.com/2016/02/15/ippudo-ramen/

Also nice

Kyoto specialties

http://www.insidekyoto.com/what-to-eat-in-kyoto

Of course from my point of view first time in japan you should try a lot of dishes

http://www.japan-guide.com/e/e2035.html

For me you should at least try sushi, tempura or typical japanese dinner like this https://goo.gl/images/c5gVdy

With the sushi order always a miso soup and remember the ginger is at the end to wash your mouth 🙂 and put just a bit of soya!

And of course dont forget to try the sake cold and hot!!!!