Modi, along with PM of Japan Shinzo Abe, visited the eighth-century Toji temple where he was cheered by a small crowd of Indian tourists and locals.
Modi also paid a visit to famous Kinkaku-ji Temple in Kyoto.
Modi, fully clad in white, at Toji temple, thanked Abe for an extraordinary welcome he received.
Abe, while speaking at the temple, said that this was his second visit to the temple, first was during his school days.
At Kinkaku-ji temple, Modi posed for photographs with the head priest against the backdrop of the temple’s famous golden pavilion.
The security during Modi’s visit to the ancient shrines was unpredictably light and the other visitors milled freely around PM.
After paying his visit to the ancient temples, Modi headed to meet the Nobel Prize winner scientist Shinya Yamanaka. Modi, reportedly discussed with the scientist sickle cell anaemia, a disease which is prevalent in some of India’s tribal population