A great part about Kyoto is that there are endless daytrip options -- since this was our first time in Kyoto, we hit Inari (home of the famous Fushimi Inari), Uji (home of matcha), and Nara (home of the world's largest bronze statue of the Buddha... and the adorable deer park).

Here's what we saw at Inari, Uji and Nara:

 Inari train stop

Inari train stop

 Obligatory Fushimi Inari tourist pic

Obligatory Fushimi Inari tourist pic

 It's about a 2hr hike to the top of the shrine past many, many tori gates

It's about a 2hr hike to the top of the shrine past many, many tori gates

 You'll pass by these foxes (guardian of the shrine)...

You'll pass by these foxes (guardian of the shrine)...

 ...Get glimpses of cherry blossoms

...Get glimpses of cherry blossoms

 Uji Bridge to Byodoin Omotesando shopping street

Uji Bridge to Byodoin Omotesando shopping street

 It was a rainy day in Uji

It was a rainy day in Uji

 Tsuen Tea Shop, the oldest tea house in the world

Tsuen Tea Shop, the oldest tea house in the world

 Todai-ji temple in Nara

Todai-ji temple in Nara

 The deer park leads to the entrance of Todai-ji

The deer park leads to the entrance of Todai-ji

 Look at that face!

Look at that face!

 Again, I have many photos of this cuteness

Again, I have many photos of this cuteness

 Todai-ji

Todai-ji

 The largest bronze statue of the Buddah at Todai-ji

The largest bronze statue of the Buddah at Todai-ji

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