Joshoko-ji Temple – image © Jeffrey Friedl
Way up in the Kitayama Mountains, north of Kyoto City, the quaint Joshoko-ji Temple is seldom visited by tourists. If you have a rental car and exploring the area, I recommend a visit.
It doesn’t usually snow this much in Kyoto. When it does, the city pretty much shuts down and becomes a wonderland for children and winter-loving adults. Needless to say, the city’s temples and shrines look great under snow. Heian-jingu Shrine is a special favorite because the vermillion of the structures makes a great contrast to snow.
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