June marks the start of the rainy season throughout much of Japan. But unlike the sprawling metropolises of Tokyo and Osaka, Kyoto isn’t crowded with skyscrapers and shopping malls. Rather, it’s filled with open-air gardens, plus temples and shrines. So what do you do in Kyoto when the rain drops start to fall?
1. Visit a museum in Kyoto
Temples and shrines aren’t the only way to get a hit of history in Kyoto. There are many museums and galleries throughout the city. The Kyoto National Museum is one of only four national museums in Japan, with rotating and permanent exhibitions that highlight Japan’s history and culture. And if you still need a temple fix, the mostly-indoor attraction of Sanjusangen-do is
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