I think I've said this before in the 30 Destinations history here, but I could easily fill a list with great spots across Japan. It's such an amazing place to visit!
Osaka's neighbor and the cultural capital of Japan, Kyoto is where travelers go to see art, experience some amazing temples, and, of course, to eat more delicious food! At least that's the vast majority of what I did when I was there in August of 2010.
Highlights included the Kinkaku-ji golden temple or scaling the parapet of Nijo-jo castle to look down upon ancient sites on one side, sprawling modern city on the other.
As with so many of the temple sites in Japan, I remember being absolutely captivated with my own clean white socks haha. It was the fact that I could spend an hour strolling a temple's indoors with shoes off and in white sport socks (it was August!), and my socks remained totally white and pristine by the end of the visit.