Guys I got back from the most amazing trip to Kyoto last week! I’ve been to Japan a couple of times before with Ashley – we’ve been to Tokyo a multiple times, Osaka, Yufuin, and a couple of other cities but never Kyoto. I recently had a chance to go with my mum (always on holiday with my mother because it’s just the best). I wanted to share with you guys what we did/saw and of course, ate so thought I’d put up a short post on my trip. I’m already planning a trip back because I loved it there so much. Hopefully I'll be back in April to see the beautiful cherry blossoms in Kyoto (or maybe even Tokyo!!)
We stayed in two hotels. When I travel with Ashley or family, especially for longer periods of time, we tend to move around a little to explore different parts of the city. We stayed at the new Four Seasons in Kyoto and Hotel Kanra Kyoto. Both were so lovely and I highly recommend them. Four Seasons was the definition of luxury and if you follow me on Instagram, you probably saw on my stories how amazing the spa is over there. The hotel is built around a 1000 year old garden and the view from every part of the hotel is just stunning. Hotel Kanra is a little different and little closer to the centre. The rooms are like ryokans and I absolutely loved staying here because of the interior. Everything is very minimalistic and it's modern yet very Japanese here.
This shrine was INSANE. We followed the path and walked through thousands of torii gates that led to a forest. Fushimi Inari-taisha is a shrine dedicated to Inari, the god of rice and the foxes you can see there at the entrance are thought to be the protectors and messengers of Inari.
Cheating a little bit because this famous bamboo forest is in Arashiyama not Kyoto but they're close enough, right? Walking through this forest was such a relaxing experience, especially since I've been so busy lately and had no time to relax or think (!!) I definitely recommend taking the train to Arashiyama to visit the bamboo forest for yourself. It's really an amazing experience.
I always have the best food when I'm in Japan. From super fresh sushi to soba noodles and the most kawaii desserts, this time was no exception!
Hope you enjoyed guys! Let me know if you have any recommendations for Kyoto or Tokyo so I can check them out in April hopefully! Please follow us on Bloglovin' to not miss any posts and see you back here next Saturday!