Kyoto

Kyoto

First day

-Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts https://goo.gl/maps/fRokawaaCz22 (because you told me you were interested

Then take a bus https://goo.gl/maps/bCzcQJjTFh72

to

– 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 hotel (temple and museum will be close around 16:30)

 

Second Day

From my point of view if you have one entire day from Kyoto you should really go to 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)

if you can 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

 

FYI

Sunday and Friday can be inverted!!!

 

ADDITIONAL INFOS

Beside your hotel there is a lawson: 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/

In front of your hotel

 

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 ahha look here

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 the sake cold and hot!!!!