Get a glimpse of old-time Japan in Kyoto. Once the country’s capital, it is home to countless Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, and picturesque gardens. Its archaic streets are lined with traditional wooden houses, restaurants, and shops. As you take a stroll around the historic Gion district, keep an eye out for geisha and maiko scurrying about. Or, head on over to Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine to make a wish then take a trip to Arashimaya to marvel at its verdant bamboo forest.