How do I love thee? Let the gods count the way. Couples in love will delight in the romantic activities in store when they visit historical Kyoto. Your very first stop should be the Katsura Imperial Villa, which was built for the Imperial family in 1624. You might just discover your own prince or princess here. The palace consists of numerous fine buildings and apartments decorated with paintings by the Kano School of artists and by master goldsmiths.
For a little slice of heaven, head to Nanzenji. Dating from the thirteenth century, Nanzenji is an important Zen temple of the Rinzai sect. Nanzenji sits on a large hillside, complete with tranquil ponds and impressive gardens. The main building, or Hojo, contains famous painted screens depicting tigers by the Kano school of artists and more gardens.
If you happen to go for old vinyl records then Miyabi Ichibankan is truly the place for you. This used record store cum cafe boasts a huge record collection that includes a fair amount of world and ethnic music plus jazz and reggae to complement Japanese pop. It's a great spot to impress a date. So stroll hand-in-hand with that special someone and explore the romantic streets of Kyoto.
71 Shimouchikawara Koyama
4 Saga, Osawa-cho
69-1 Sanjo Bocho Awataguchi
Shijo dori Yanaginobamba higashi iru