Finding the Hidden Gems of Kyoto, Japan

By Julie Cheng. I never had intentions to visit Japan. It just wasn’t a place on my “must see” list. But when my best friend (Sara) moved there for two years after college to teach English to elementary students I felt the need to visit her.  To this day, I will never forget that trip.  It was life changing in ways that I never expected it to be As I began to plan my trip Sara asked what I wanted to see.  Having no background on Japan, I remember Googling “Cool things to see in Japan.”  I told her that …