Lovely moss garden and thatched roof at Gioji, an often overlooked temple in Arashiyama, Kyoto.
A trip to Todaiji, in which the main hall is one of largest wooden structure in the world, and Yoshikien Garden, a paradise for moss garden lovers.
A trip to famous Arashiyama famous bamboo groves, only to be disappointed by how crowded it was . . . and an unexpected worthy visit to the nearby Tenryuji.
Asakusa, where the future meets the past. Though located in central Tokyo, Asakusa gives off vibes of old Japan.