Like a love that’s dawning, autumn is a season that emanates a striking drama. As the weather turns cold, each leaf changes color. Then just before the outset of winter, one by one, the leaves swiftly fall off their branches, and set free to roam the world. (Cheret! haha)
I always feel like autumn is the season of a love that’s about to end. But hey, I don’t mean that autumn entails something melancholic. It’s actually a very calming interval, a perfect time to reflect. Plus, the colors and the low temperature are charismatic and bewitching for a person living in a tropical country.
My second travel to Japan was last 2016 in time for autumn (obviously! title palang, teehee). It was a 2-day trip hosted by Cebu Pacific Air and Universal Studios Japan to experience the theme park’s 2016 new attraction “The Flying Dinosaur” and concurrent to Universal Studios Japan’s 15th Anniversary. Click link to read more about it.
The event was just for a day, so off we go to Kyoto on our second day! I, together with fellow travel blogger Glen of Escape Manila, went to two temples – Kinkaku-ji and Kiyomizu-dera. There are many beautiful temples in Kyoto, but since we are short of time, we were only able to visit these two.
From Osaka, we hopped on a 2-hour train to Kyoto. Then arriving at the Kyoto Station, we headed to the tourism office to avail of the unlimited bus ride card. And you should get one if you plan to tour around Kyoto for it will save you big bucks on fare. 😉
Our first stop Kinkaku-ji, a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto. The main villa’s gold colored walls truly stands out and gives out a stunning reflection on its waterfront. It is one of the 17 locations making up the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which are World Heritage Sites. You may visit Kinkaku-ji at 294 Kiyomizu 1-chome, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0862, Japan.
Our second and last stop before heading back to our hotel in Osaka – Kiyomizu-dera. This Japanese Buddhist temple is situated in east Kyoto. Also part of the UNESCO World Heritage, this temple has a spacious veranda that will treat you with a stunning view of the city of Kyoto. Kiyomizu-dera is situated at 94 Kiyomizu 1-chome, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 605-0862, Japan.
Japan is easy to fall in love with. Each of my two visits were appealingly different, that is why I am very thrilled for my Japan winter experience next year. <3