Quiet temples, beautiful gardens, colorful shrines are what you typically find in Kyoto, Japan. Masterpieces of religious architecture were built here, such as the splendour of Jou’ll find true masterpieces of religious architecture, such as the splendour of Kinkaku-ji and Higashi Hongan-ji. While the modernity has caught up to the rest of Japan, the old way in Kyoto perserves. A trip to an old sh?tengai (market street) you will find the ancient speciality shops: tofu sellers, washi stores and tea merchants. The Japanese cuisine in Kyoto also seems to be elevated a bit more with its traditional wooden buildings where diners can gaze over quiet and beautiful garden.