I think Kyoto looks wonderful in the rain.
Some sites, such as temples, gardens are rather attractive in the rain.
I even wonder if it’s better than sunny days.
The beauty of rain in Ginkaku-ji
Especially this temple embodying the traditional Japanese aesthetics "Wabi-sabi" looks stunning in rain.
It feels so right here the sense of loneliness increasing in the rain.
It's like you will find something from nothing while your heart washed out by walking in the sites and listening to the rain.
I think this is the temple gets gorgeous in sober rain.
But Ginkaku-ji is brilliant brings you a high level of satisfaction by walking through all sites and it touches your heart. It seems no useless design there.
World travellers, please do not get disappointed when it's rain in Kyoto.
Kyoto has many spots even better look in the rain!
Other good spots in Kyoto if you do not want to be wet in the rain
Must see Kannon statues are in the main hall. It may be good spending time to see all the thousand standing statues of Kannon. It's said you will find a statue who looks like someone you want to see.
Must see Ninomaru-goten Palace where the historical event Taiseihokan was announced is an indoor facility. Can be wet in the large garden area, but even if you skip seeing the gardens it's worth spending more time checking Ninomaru-goten Palace as the wall painting by the Kano School is stunning.
Kyoto State Guest House
Mostly indoor facilities. It is the facility for welcoming distinguished guests from all over the world. The masterpiece of artwork and furniture are can be seen which integrated into the best essence of Japanese traditional skills.
Those are arcade shopping streets loved by both locals and tourists.
Shinkyogoku Shopping Arcade
Teramachi Kyogoku Shopping Street (Compasso Teramachi)
Address：2 Ginakuji-cho, Sakyo-ku, Kyoto 606-8402 Japan
Holiday： None（Open everyday）
Worship time：Summer (3/1-11/30）8:30 a.m.-5:00 p.m. Winter (12/1-2/28）9:00 a.m.-4:30 p.m.