Timeless tradition; The Cultural Heart of Japan
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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Eikando Zenrinji Temple
Eikan-do Zenrin-ji is a temple located in the Sakyo Ward of Kyoto. The temple is famous for its beautiful autumn color.
This Buddhist temple of the Shingon sect is located in the heart of the traditional city of Kyoto. To-ji Temple is best known for its five-story pagoda, the highest wooden tower in Japan. Founded in 796 under the supervision of Emperor Kammu, this temple has
Hirano Jinja Shrine
Located in northwest Kyoto, Hirano Shrine was established in the year 794 when the capital was transferred to Heian-kyo from Nagaoka-kyo. During the cherry blossom season, the shrine stays open until 8 pm.
Nakamura Tokichi (Honten)
If you are traveling to Kyoto, Nakamura Tokichi Honten should be on your list. Not only you can feast on delicious matcha treats, but also enjoy them in historical Kyoto settings.
A small coffee shop and art gallery just around the corner from Kiyomizu Gojo station. The shop was founded by Shin Nishibori, who is known for his work as a designer for Apple computers.
Heihachi Tea House Inn
Those who want to experience ancient Japan, can find it at the 450 years old Heihachi Tea House Inn, a 5-minute walk from Shugakuin Station. It features a Japanese steam sauna, an exquisite garden and traditional cuisine.
karaksa hotel Kyoto Ⅰ
Just a 3-minute walk from Shijo Omiya Station and Omiya Station, Karaksa Hotel Kyoto Ⅰ offers air-conditioned rooms with a private bathroom. Free WiFi is provided throughout the property.
Just a 1-minute walk from Amanohashidate Station, hotel Maruyasu offers Japanese-style rooms, a bar with a range of Japanese sake wines, and a library with comic books in Japanese. Bicycle rentals are available, and the hotel pro
Rinn Murasakino Tei
Murasakino Tei is a detached holiday home located in Kyoto in the Kyoto Region and is 500 metres from Kitano Tenmangu Shrine. The holiday home is 1.1 km from Kinkaku-ji Templ and guests will have the entire house to themselves dur
Gion Miyagawacho Grandereverie
Gion Miyagawacho Grandereverie is located a 4-minute walk from Gion Shijo Station and a 7-minute walk from Kawaramachi Station. Kyoto Station is a 20-minute train ride away. Every room at this inn is air conditioned and comes wit
Guest house Rinn Nishiwakamatsu-tei is a renovated traditional townhouse located in Shimogyo District in Kyoto. Guests will have the entire townhouse to themselves during their stay. Free WiFi is offered throughout the property.
Featuring free WiFi and a balcony, Hatago is a holiday home located in Kyoto, a 15-minute walk from JR Kyoto station. The property is also 1.8 km from Kiyomizu-dera Temple. The holiday home is 2.1 km from Kyoto International Manga
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