Solo Female Travel in Kyoto

Solo Female Travel in Kyoto, Kyoto, Japan (B)

Yearning to see as much as I could, I narrowed my trip down to three key areas: Tokyo, Kyoto, and Osaka.

Kyoto used to be the capital of Japan. Now, with more than 1.5 million people, Kyoto serves as the seventh largest city in Japan.

The bullet train from Tokyo Station to Kyoto Station using my JR pass was straightforward. The ride quiet and scenic. I gazed out the window waiting to catch a glimpse of Mt. Fuji.

The bustling train station is full of shops, restaurants and entertainment. Grand Central Station and Penn Station combined have nothing on either Tokyo or Kyoto Station!

Once I figured out the right direction to exit, I hopped a local bus to find my cozy Airbnb. Its rush hour and the bus is running over with people who glanced at me with curiosity. What was I doing in this part of town, on a local bus, alone.

Kyoto is a quiet town in comparison to the livelier Tokyo. Things are spread apart but the public transit is easily accessible and walking is a great way to see the city. ...... (follow the instructions below for accessing the rest of this article).
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Guide Name: Solo Female Travel in Kyoto
Guide Location: Japan » Kyoto
Guide Type: Self-guided Walking Tour (Article (B))
Author: Tenaya Cultured Black Pearl
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Sight(s) Featured in This Guide:
  • Kyoto Station
  • Kyoto University of Art & Design
  • Birion Coffee
  • Philosopher’s Path
  • Ginkakuji Temple
  • The Golden Pavilion
  • Nijo-jo Castle
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • Karasuma-Imadegawa stop
  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Kendonya

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