Thanks to Odigo Travel, we’re in Kyoto the number one tourist destination in Japan and one of the most famous cities in the world. There are so many places in Kyoto to visit that it’d be impossible to get to them all even if you had a week. Here are some our favorites! We’ve arrived in Kyoto! Is Kiyzomizu-dera not super crowded yet around this time? (It’s 8:30am) Well, school trip season has already started, so… Ahh, right, it’s that time of year. It might be pretty busy around noon. He was so cute! There are so many middle school kids. I was in the same spot some 10+ years ago. We passed them!! Go Rachel go! Kiyomizu Dera They’re so cute!! I know I want all five of them. Line them up in the genkan. You definitely couldn’t jump from here. [There’s a phrase in Japan that says if you jump off Kiyomizu-dera and survive, you’ll be granted a wish] Kiyomizu-dera is one of the most iconic temples of Kyoto. The grand scale of the buildings overlooking the city is breathtaking despite the crowds. Like most places in Kyoto it’s going to be insanely crowded, but it’s a must-see anyway. If you can only make it to one temple, this is my recommendation. How is shaved ice in autumn?
[We came here last fall, too] Isn’t it cold?
It’s great. Gion Gion is a geiko, or geisha, district in Kyoto. This surrounding area is filled with things to see, like the famous Shijo Ohashi bridge and streets lined with traditional Japanese stores and restaurants. Wow, that’s beautiful. Thank you. You can’t look away. Yasaka shrine is right at the end of Shijo Dori road. I think it’s better at night, when you can see all the lanterns lit up. I’m going to do fortune telling! They have two varieties. Which one are you going to do?
[They have Love and Life omikuji] Should I do the love one? Are you going to cheat on me?! Number 9.
[This is the Life omikuji] Bad luck?! This is the first time I’ve ever seen it! [That’s what I get for joking about doing the love omikuji] You can tie it up over there so it’s okay. I have to tie it up now so it won’t come true. Kyoto’s beautiful at night, too. What is it? Crab!! Crab?! Really?? Oh, there is! Itadakimasu Kitazato That’s a great sound Omg it’s amazing A girl dropped her hat lololol ^^; Arashiyama Wow, this is fantastic. Amazing. Arashiyama is one of my favorite places in Kyoto, with a beautiful river you can take boat rides on, and the incredible bamboo forest you’ve definitely seen pictures of before. And again despite the crowds, Arashiyama is another must-visit in my opinion! Rachel, look!! It’s a snake skin! Snake! snakesnakesnake Oh!! BOAT BOAT BOAT!! You scared him! During our second visit to Kyoto, we managed to meet an incredible woman. I’ll let her do the speaking from here on out. We’ll contact you again! Thank you so much! Aoi Matsuri Tenryu-ji Isn’t that a pretty color?
Yeah, he’s a really pretty koi. YUM, ROCK Mmmm rock rock yumyumyum If you want to visit the places we went today, or find other spots in Japan to visit, check out Odigo Travel. It’s a free website that helps you plan your trip to Japan. This year they’re sending YouTubers to all 47 prefectures to find the best spots for visitors. We’re going to less than half, but you can find videos on every prefecture on their YouTube channel. Check the description box for links!