I have the whole city of Kyoto to discover and the entire day to do it. I
am intrigued by the old capital of Japan and the more traditional places I
will visit. Today I will be going to three temples: Kinkaku-ji, Nijō Castle
I purchased a one-day bus pass to travel around town. What's most interesting about the bus system is that you enter the vehicle on the back and exit on the front, paying when you leave rather than as you get on board.
Famous for the golden pavilion and, like most other temples in Kyoto, meticulous garden design. I arrived in the morning to this temple located in the northwest area of central Kyoto.
"Be safe and sound" is written on these candles that you can light up near the temple.
The Nijō Castle is impressive by the decoration of the temples, by the vast gardens and by the fortifications around the grounds. It's located slightly east to the center of Kyoto, just on the way to Kiyomizu-dera.
The Kiyomizu-dera temple is located closer to a mountain and provides a view to the entire city centre. I crossed the gates before sunset and wondered on the market that goes along the road between the temple and the city.