Today is as close to perfect for cycling as you will get.
Low humidity, temperatures in the mid-20s (75F).
Where to go?
For those in the Arashiyama area feeling overwhelmed by the crowds, fear not.
A short ride away is Daikakuji Temple.
Daikakuji Temple is a spacious temple complex with an adjoining pond. It is a popular spot for September moon-viewing.
Daikakuji is part of the Esoteric school of Buddhism. It was a first a detached palace that served the Emperor Saga. In 876 C.E., it was rebuilt as Daikakuji Temple.
It is perfect for a picnic.
View Kyoto City Hall to Daikakuji Temple in a larger map
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