Edited by Elodi Troskie
The beautiful city of Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is marked by its Buddhist temples, Shinto shrines, imperial palaces, inner city gardens, traditional Japanese cuisine and the famous geishas, who are characterized by their traditional costumes and makeup. Kyoto is a cultural melting pot where tradition and modern living comes together. If you want to explore Kyoto off the beaten path, there are many non-touristy things to do where you’ll feel as though you have a tiny part of the city just to yourself! Here are a few of my favourite hidden gems in Kyoto.