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.
Book And Bed Tokyo-Kyoto
Book And Bed Tokyo-Kyoto is located in the Higashiyama Ward district in Kyoto, 700 metres from Samurai Kembu Kyoto and 1.4 km from Kyoto International Manga Museum. You will find a kettle in the room. Each room has a shared bathr
Iori Machiya Stay
Featuring traditional townhouse with a historic charm, Iori Machiya Stay offers accommodation in various locations in Kyoto. The townhouse can be privately rented as a whole. Free WiFi is available in each townhouse.
Guest Inn Chita
Guest Inn Chita is a 5-minute walk from Higashi Hongan-ji Temple and Gojo Subway Station. Featuring a rooftop barbecue area, it offers Japanese-style accommodation with free Wi-Fi. Guestrooms feature tatami flooring with traditio
Mosaic Hostel Kyoto
Mosaic Hostel Kyoto is a 6-minute walk from Toji station and a 12-minute walk from Kyoto station. Guests can use the lockers on site. Free WiFi is available in public areas.
Guesthouse Hyakumanben Cross
Opened in 2012, Guesthouse Hyakumanben Cross offers affordable non-smoking dormitory-style rooms or private accommodations for guests traveling in Kyoto.
Itsutsuji-an Machiya Inn
The Japanese-style classic townhouse Itsutsujian can be rented as a whole, and is centrally located in Kyoto. The house features tatami-mat floors, a Japanese garden and a bathroom made of wood. A free parking space is available.
Aoi Kyoto Stay
Located in the heart of downtown Kyoto, Aoi Kyoto Stay provides 6 non-smoking machiya Japanese townhouse accommodations in different locations. Guests at each townhouse can experience authentic lifestyle.
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