[JAPAN TIPS] Cycling Around and Explore Wonderful Temples in Kyoto

As I said before, I will share our great and fun cycling moments in Kyoto, which I experienced together with my husband a few weeks ago from our vacation. I loved being in this city because I can explore many sites in Kyoto easily by bicycle, and I got the opportunity to experience a traditional Japanese lifestyle with tatami floors and futon beds when we stayed in Kanko Ryokan Hotel Omiya for three days and two nights. Oh well, I will share about how nice to stay in this hotel later on soon! 🙂

Mullie prepared a hot ocha for Andy inside her bedroom - by Myfunfoodiary

Meanwhile, I would like to encourage you to set your itinerary to visit Kyoto while you’re in Japan. WHY? Because here, they have a lot of beautiful and stunning temples which you would not find while you’re in the big city, such as Tokyo. I mean; Tokyo also has lots of temples, but they are completely different!

So, I suggest you to pay a visit to Kyoto first before you see some temples in Tokyo.

I'm so ready to explore Kyoto by Bike - by Myfunfoodiary

Just arrived at Kinkaku-ji (The Golden Pavilion) Temple and park our bike nearby the temple.

Our first destination to Kinkaku-ji Temple by MyfunfoodiaryThe Parking Lot special for Bicycle at Kinkaku-ji Temple by Myfunfoodiary

I would never forget the stunning golden reflection shimmering on the pond of Kinkaku-ji Temple (The Golden Pavilion).  See the uniqueness and the famous of thousands of bright red Torii gates that wind through the hills of the Fushimi Inari-Taisha, which is also one of the must-visit shrines in Kyoto. We both drink the holy water that came out directly from the Otowa Waterfall at Kiyomizu-Dera Temple where it’s said have a different benefit. And not to forget, we took a refreshing walk in the Arashiyama Bamboo Forest. We also explored the famous Ponto-cho Alley where many geisha houses and traditional tea houses are there. This area considered as the most beautiful street in the city. Yes, I agreed with that! It was so beautiful with colorful lights, lampions, yet it was too crowded when we were there!

Stunning Kinkaku-ji Temple made of gold in Kyoto - by MyfunfoodiaryThe Golden Pavilion Temple / Kinkaku-ji Temple by Myfunfoodiary

Click PLAY Button on below short video! On the video, we just came back from Kinkaku-ji Temple and on our way to Ponto-Cho Alley

If you have the same passion with us, to visit these lovely and must-visit places in Kyoto, then the best way to explore them is by Bicycle. There are many bike rental places in Kyoto. I’m not saying that you can’t reach those places by train, but we’ve done a lot of research before leaving Jakarta. Those temples are located far from the nearest station that they have, and after that, you still have to walk through the uphill road, or take a bus or taxi to get there. You will need approximately extra 20-40 minutes to reach those temples. But by BIKE, you can easily mobile from one place to another, save some transportation cost, and save more time so you can explore other places.

Mullie pose at Fushimi Inari-Taisha Temple - by Myfunfoodiary

I bought some cute cat called Maneki-Neko (beckoning cat) at one souvenir shop in Kiyomizu-Dera Temple. It’s a Japanese common cat figure which often believed to bring good luck to the owner.

Souvenir Shop at Kiyomizu-Dera Temple - by Myfunfoodiary

Usually I’m only able to enjoy a morning bike ride in Jakarta, because after 9.00 am the air is full of pollutants from vehicles, but when cycling in Kyoto all feel different. In this city, we do not get tired easily because the air is VERY CLEAN, and even though we were not wearing a full face mask, dust does not get into our eyes. No kidding, guys! You’ll fall in love with this city!

On our way to Ponto-Cho Alley, Kyoto by bicycle.

On our way to Ponto-Cho Alley Kyoto by MyfunfoodiaryFunny Moments with Him by Myfunfoodiary

Here we are, at Ponto-Cho Dori; a traditional nightlife district of Kyoto.

The Crowd Around Ponto-Cho Alley Kyoto by MyfunfoodiaryThe Crowd at Ponto-Cho Alley Kyoto by Myfunfoodiary 02Romantic Moment by MyfunfoodiaryThe Parking Lot at Ponto-Cho Alley - Kyoto - by Myfunfoodiary

If you and I think alike, then let’s do this! High-five, yeaaaaaaaay! 😀 What you need to do next is, to read Cycling Tips in Kyoto on hubby’s blog; www.happytravelista.com or simply click here to go directly to –> Cycling TIPS in Kyoto page. <—

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Together at Arashiyama Bamboo Grove - Kyoto by Myfunfoodiary

Author: myfunfoodiary

Myfunfoodiary as Indonesian Food and Travel Blog was born in July 2012 and has become one of the valuable online source for locals, tourists, food enthusiasts and industry professionals. It is a Jakarta based Food and Travel Blog managed by Mullie Marlina, a young, lovely, cheerful and blessed wife who loves to share her culinary and travel experiences through her writing. You’ll find her honest reviews, valuable suggestions, objective ratings and recommendation of eateries in Jakarta and selected cities in Indonesia and abroad. Her curated restaurant reviews are based on her meticulous inquiries and her rich dining experience in various restaurants in Jakarta. She has also traveled to different cities and countries where she finds interesting and inspiring dishes, cuisines and excellent dining ambience which she also included in the list. From recommendations, restaurant experiences, events, travel destinations, and recipes, readers will find anything food related in this website. She would really appreciate your feedback, and would love to hear about any suggestions, events regarding food, or just to drop in to say “Hi”. Again, thank you so much for dropping by, and she hopes you enjoy reading her journal. Thank you so much for all your supports! God bless you! ^_^

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