British People First Visit to Kyoto

I made a schedule for some British people’s first visit to Kyoto for sightseeing.
They seached guide books, website and other material to find where to go. They asked me from January to make a list of places on Excel. But we did not visit all the places we had plan to.
We did not choose to go to the famous Japanese traditional restaurants and Sushi restaurant.
I hope the report will help your plan to visit Kyoto with foreign(Non Japanese) people.

Ryuuan Temple 龍安寺

Ryuuan Temple has stone garden.
It shold be silent… but there were many children as school trip.
If you want to have meditation time, must go there early morning.

Kinkaku Temple 金閣寺

You can walk to Kinkaku Temple from Ryuuan Temple. On the way there is a Sushi restaurant with a rotating counter. I really regret not going there.

If you want to take a photo without people, you should go in the morning.

There were a lot of people there. It was difficult to take a photo.

Take time to wait for your photo oppotunity.

Fushimi Shrine 伏見稲荷 Fox Shrine

Here is the popular spot in Kyoto known for the large number of gates.


We had a rest,

Then we started to walk.

We had good excicise there.

Kiyomizu Temple 清水寺

Kiyomizu Temple is a poplar spot but when we visited it was being repaired.

But we could enter inside

and enjoyed to see outside.

There are interesting spots and everyone looked like they enjoyed it

Yasaka Shrine 八坂神社

From town, it is easy to access the Yasaka Shrine.

We enjoyed taking a walk from Yasaka Shrine to Sannei-zaka it is a popular street.

I hope they enjoyed sight seeing in Kyoto.

Of course I checked the letters.

I was given advice to take them to Gyouza-no-Oushou it is a restaurant.

It was exaughsting to select a place for them to eat, ’cause they did not want to eat in a Japanese Restaurant.
Gyouza-no-Oushou is not a Japanese restaurant. It is Chinese resrautant a specialist for Gyouza.

They like Gyouza and other dishes It was a relief.
Many thanks to Gyouza-no-Oushou.