We stayed in Kyoto for most of our stay but took the Sankanjensen (bullet train) to other areas like Hiroshima, Nara, and Tokyo. The deer park surrounding the Nara Daibutsu Temple was one of my favorites.
The Golden Pavilion
We spent a lot of time in Buddhist temples and castles in Japan.Each one was unique. The Golden Pavilion is covered in gold leaf and surrounded by gardens and ponds.