I took a one day trip on last Sunday. It’s a little bit early to enjoy Sakura (Cherry Blossom) but exciting because I’d never been to Fushimi, Daigo, and Uji Area in Kyoto. ( You can enlarge the photos by clicking over them.)
If you look for somewhere very old and authentic Japanese style rooms or garden, I recommend you “Sanbo-in” by this Daigo-ji. Sanbo-in was kind of a villa of Shogun Hideyoshi Toyotomi. (Sorry if I mistake. That was what I’ve scaned from the brochure given at the entrance. ) There are amazing rooms with decorative fusuma (sliding door), and Japanese gardens. You can walk through corridors or sit by the garden to get Zen! I felt like as if I were acting a queen or maybe her maid in a samurai movie. Photo shooting is prohibited strictly there, so I can’t show you how beautiful they were!!! But I guarantee, you should go there.
After Daigo-ji, we moved to Uji area. The goal was “Byodoin”