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  • 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 youve 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!

Thanks to Odigo Travel, we're in Kyoto

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    むなかた じゅん posted on 2016/10/27
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