By Till Schweppe, who switched the sights of his homeland Germany for peaceful temples and the natural magic of Kyoto.
Edited by Holly Stark
Kyoto has a lot to offer. It’s a laid-back, peaceful city with the most beautiful and scenic temples and grounds, spots of natural beauty, bamboo forests, historic attractions and a quirky food scene with lots of charming little places to eat. For me, Kyoto is magic. It’s a mix of so many things and I notice that when biking around. The main river (Kamo) runs through the city and is a surreal pause of calm. In the midst of Kyoto city life you can see peaceful mountains, turtles and cranes. When I’m biking around the city, I can discover the true sense of Kyoto; all the while taking in the history, gardens, impressive temples and the beautiful Japanese way of life. There are lots of great places to explore and many things to do in Kyoto in 2 days.