Nov. 07, 2018 UPDATE

Eat, drink, and play in Kyoto – in Nanzen-ji and Okazaki!

The area of Nanzen-ji is a place you definitely have to visit if you’re coming to Kyoto in spring or autumn! If you walk for a bit you will get to the sightseeing area around Heian Shrine, Okazaki, which has a splendid cultural feel to it, and these two areas, Nanzen-ji and Okazaki, are easy to fit into a full day itinerary. In this time’s feature article, we take a look at the restaurants, sightseeing spots, and shops that await you in Nanzen-ji and Okazaki! I’m sure you will have fun during your trip to Kyoto if you read this feature article!
Part 1Sightseeing spots by Nanzen-ji Temple
Nanzen-ji Temple is not quite as busy as the areas of Kawaramachi and Teramachi in the heart of Kyoto; it feels quieter, more serene. Nanzen-ji Temple is, of course, most famed for its cherry blossoms and autumn leaves, and during these peak times, the temple can get quite busy. But there are also many …
Part 2Enjoy the history of Kyoto in Okazaki, and experience the culture of Kyoto
Okazaki is maybe the most cultural area of Kyoto, and the biggest landmark here has to be the huge torii of Heian Shrine. As Heian Shrine marks Kyoto’s position as the capital of Japan, you can feel the years of history at it, as there is a feeling of stateliness to the area. By walking for around 10-minutes, you can get to Okazaki Shrine, where you can pray to have children and safe childbirth …
Part 3Start enjoying the delicious cuisine of Kyoto from Nanzen-ji & Okazaki!
After a hard day of sightseeing, the best way to reward yourself is to have something delicious to eat. In the areas of Nanzen-ji and Okazaki, there are many great restaurants popular also …
Part 4Shopping spree Nanzen-ji style!
When in Kyoto, you also need to do some shopping, right? In the cultural areas of Nanzen-ji and Okazaki, you can find many stores selling zakka, which is Japanese cute products …
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