About Kyoto

Japan’s ancient capital city is the epicenter of tradition. Steeped in history and with a dash of the mysterious, Kyoto captivates and intrigues like nowhere else.

From the strikingly golden Kinkakuji to the contemplative Zen stone garden of the Nanzenji Temple, to the winding alleyways of Pontocho with its hidden eateries and watering holes, Kyoto, with its many World Heritage sites speaks to the mind, body and soul. Kyoto’s month-long Gion Matsuri festival is Japan’s biggest, while the pine covered Amanohashidate Sandbar, known as a pathway between heaven and earth, is one of Japan’s most breathtaking views. Home to some of the finest traditional cuisine Japan has to offer, Kyoto is also home to Japan’s rarefied geisha — although combining the two will take rather deep pockets.

Places to visit in Kyoto

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Popular Sights in Kyoto

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Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (Kyoto)

One of the oldest shrines in Kyoto, the Fushimi Inari Shrine was voted the Top Thing To Do In Kyoto in 2016. Its seemingly endless row of vermillion torii gates

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple

The Kiyomizu temple harks back 1,200 years since its foundation and gets its name, meaning “pure water temple”, from the pure waters of the waterfall. It is loc

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Kinkaku-ji Temple

Kinkaku-ji is a Zen temple in northern Kyoto where the top two floors are completely covered in gold leaf.

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Bamboo Alley

Bamboo Alley (also known as the Bamboo Groves) in Arashiyama is a popular place to stroll or cycle around.

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Nishiki Market

Known as "Kyoto's Kitchen", this lively retail market specializes in all things food related, like fresh seafood, produce, knives and cookware, and is a great p

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Developed in the Middle Ages, this Kyoto district is located in front of Yasaka Shrine. Originally, it was built to accommodate the needs of travelers and visit

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Koe Donuts Kyoto

Kyoto goes donut crazy. 😍🍩The organic donut store that's taking Kyoto by storm.

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The Kimono Forest is located at the Arashiyama Station just a few minutes away from the Bamboo Forest. Walk through 600 colorful poles, filled with a variety of kimono fabrics representing the beauty of the Kyo Yuzen style. Visit the Kimono Forest in the evening to see the fabrics create an illuminated and mesmerizing pathway.

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Cycle Kyoto offers small group bike tours around to the city’s various temples, shrines, and heritage sights. Choose from a different list of tours that vary in distance, time, and language. Each guide is well-knowledged in everything Kyoto has to offer and makes sure that you are getting the most out of your visit to Kyoto.

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Located close to the well-known Kiyomizu Temple, this temple was founded by the Buddhist Jodo Shinshu sect and features a graveyard of more than 15,000 tombston

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Myoho-in Temple

Said to have been built in the Heian era (794-1185), in this area, this temple is well known for its gardens and traditional paintings found in and around the t

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Daiun-in Temple

Though not usually open to the public, this temple can be identified by its unique tower that is said to be unlike any other pagoda in Japan. For a limited time

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Hotels in Kyoto

Hotel in Kyoto

Santana Guest House Kyoto

Situated in the Shimogyo Ward district in Kyoto, 2 km from Katsura Imperial Villa, Santana Guest House Kyoto features a restaurant and free WiFi throughout the

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Chiyotsuru is a private holiday home situated in Kyoto in the Nakagyo Ward district, 1.1 km from Nijo Castle. The holiday home is 1.2 km from Kyoto Internationa

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Hotel Parco - Japaneedz Group (Adult Only)

Designed for adults only, Hotel Parco - Japaneedz Group is a love hotel located in Kyoto, just a 15-minute taxi ride from JR Kyoto Station. This love hotel is f

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Yamadaya Ryokan

Featuring free WiFi, Yamadaya Ryokan offers accommodation in Kyoto, 2.1 km from Kyoto International Manga Museum. Certain rooms feature a seating area for your

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Kujo Stays

Situated a 5-minute walk from JR Kyoto Station Hachijyo Shinkansen exit and a 3-minute walk from AEON shopping mall, Kujo Stays features rooms with traditional

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Love Kyoto Kyoenkan

Only a 5-minute walk from Kujo Subway Station on the Karasuma Line, Kyoenkan offers cosy rooms and a kitchenette. Free WiFi is available throughout the property


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