Top Places To Visit 10 Spots
Fushimi Inari Taisha
This shrine is unique and famous because of the orange torii gates that line the hill. Hiking up and through the gates was a good workout and so worth the view. We saw some Japanese running up the hill as part of their evening exercise! Some were also praying at some of the smaller shrines there.. relatives perhaps? It is a spiritual place and we visited it just as the skies were turning darker. Watching the sun set over Kyoto from a spot near the summit was quite surreal.
It offers great views of Kyoto from the viewing platform and even though it was touristy the place is so serene and grand it's worth a visit. I don't know if it was because it was my first temple visit in Japan but I was so facinated by the architecture of the temple and what kind of smaller temples there were in the compound and the carvings on the structures and how each building was designed.
First on the list of best places to travel alone for solo female travellers is Kyoto. This city of gorgeously styled temples, art galleries and master pieces of Japanese gardens is best explored walking. For a solo female traveller not just Kyoto but Japan as a country is considered the safest, thus walking through the beautiful corridors around the city with blooming cherry blossoms at night is not a problem at all.