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Rivers in Japan usually have rapid streams. However, Katsura, Uji, and Kizu Rivers in Kyoto are weired by Mt. Yamazaki in north and Mt. Iwashimizu in south before crossing the border between Osaka, and form one big stream, Yodo River. The Japanese word “yodo” literally...More
Southern Kyoto has a reserved air. Though the Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of Kyoto's major tourist attractions, the surrounding nature, parks, gardens, temples, and shrines provide less-visited spaces for strolling and reflection. The Fushimi Inari Shrine itself is made up of 32,000 sub-shrines, and the mountain they are dotted across beckons hikers, picnickers, and lovers of the outdoors. Many of the
mountain's off-set paths aren't frequented by tourists, and the mountain's serenity can be enjoyed at a leisurely pace. Southern Kyoto is the place to enjoy being outside, and to pay your respects to the ancient architecture and gods of the land that are celebrated here.