Kyoto Travel Tips

3 Days in Kyoto: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1145 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Known as the cradle of Japan's cultural heritage, Kyoto was Japan's capital. Today it's the country's seventh largest city, thoroughly modern while remaining Japan's most traditional city. Get to ...  Read more

Kyoto Temple Guide

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 108 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Kyoto is home to over 1,600 temples, making it one of Japan's premier destinations for lovers of history, architecture and beautiful sights. Each temple has its own background, and many date back as ...  Read more

Top Sites to Visit in Kyoto

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 668 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

For many travelers, Kyoto represents the highlight of a trip to Japan, thanks to its rich history and beautiful architecture. Whether you have one day or one week in Kyoto, don't miss these city ...  Read more

Sake Tasting in Kyoto

By Viator, June 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 38 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

The heart of Kyoto's sake industry lies in Fushimi, a southern area of the city. From the Fushimi Momoyama Station, it is only a short walk to the sake breweries "district." The area ...  Read more

Best Family Friendly Attractions

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 563 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

It can be challenging trying to keep everyone happy and entertained when traveling with children. We've put together a few ideas and attractions that will help keep the younger members of the family ...  Read more

Five Essential Kyoto Foods

By Viator, June 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 121 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Traditional Kyoto food relies heavily on vegetables, tofu, and rice - a simple but elegant diet that for centuries has catered to monks and other vegetarians. Before modern refrigeration technology, ...  Read more

Nara Tours from Kyoto

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 111 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Nara, situated 26 miles (42 kilometers) outside of Kyoto in Japan's Kansai region, was the country's first permanent capital city. It's easily accessible from Kyoto by either train or bus (trains ...  Read more

Finding Zen: Kyoto's Best Gardens

By Viator, June 2015

4 star rating: Recommended 4 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Most of Kyoto's best gardens are part of temple complexes, and the city's long history as a former capital of Japan and still today a leader in architecture and design makes it one of the best ...  Read more

Aoi Festival and Iris, Azalea, Kyoto Flowers Viewing in May

By Kyoto Expert: Satoko, Japan, May 2012

May is one of the perfect seasons to enjoy Kyoto ! Why don?t you enjoy really fresh air in the cozy, late Spring weather strolling through the comfortable paths surrounded by beautiful green ...  Read more

Higashiyama Hana Touro ? Special Night Illumination

By Kyoto Expert: Satoko, Japan, January 2012

Kyoto in early Spring is a great time to enjoy one of the famous night light festivals, a moonlit beauty of the Higashiyama area. Editor?s Note: This recommendation was taken from our Japan ...  Read more

Kyoto Yuka Dining along the Kamo River

By Kyoto Expert: Satoko, Japan, June 2011

After enjoying the awesome Spring in 'Cherry Blossoms', in Kyoto the next famous sign of the season is already coming up on the riverside! 'Kamogawa Yuka', or a riverside balconies made of wood is ...  Read more

Kyoto's Top Three Festivals in May

By Kyoto Expert: Satoko, Japan, May 2011

May is one of the best seasons to visit Kyoto to enjoy its breathtaking collaboration of colorful flowers and fresh green throughout the city. Also you can't miss a great chance to enjoy one of ...  Read more

Kyoto's Best Parks and Gardens

By Emma, Australia, March 2013

Kyoto is rich with parks and landscaped gardens. Many gardens are temple gardens and reflect a Zen Buddhist philosophy and others feature an abundance of flowering cherry and plum trees, bamboo ...  Read more

Playing Geisha for a Day in Kyoto

By Emma, Australia, March 2013

As you walk around Kyoto you are bound to pass many Maiko (apprentice geisha) dressed in elaborate and colorful kimonos and tottering around on their okobo (wooden clogs). If you love dressing up or ...  Read more

The Castles of Kyoto

By Emma, Australia, March 2013

Kyoto?s Nijo Castle is a survivor from an era when shoguns ruled Japan and was built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of Japan?s most powerful shogun of the time, Tokugawa Ieyasu. The Edo Period ...  Read more

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