beat the heat
Summers in Kyoto can be hot and humid. But one easy way to beat the heat is to have a shave ice. Many unusal flavors are on offer but we typically chose the cherry or green tea. You can find the vendors outside all the most popular temples. And when visiting Kyoto we can highly recommend a walk along the Philosopher's Path. It follows along a canal lined with cherry trees between two of the most famous temples Nanzen-Ji (where the shave ice photo was taken) and Ginkaku-Ji. it takes about a half an hour to walk directly but there are a number of lovely stops along the way. Every temple in Kyoto has its own beauty and these are two not be missed.