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Five Essential Kyoto Foods

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 53 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

3 Days in Kyoto: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, June 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 694 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

Nara Tours from Kyoto

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 246 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

Best Family Friendly Attractions

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 331 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

Sake Tasting in Kyoto

By Viator, March 2014

4 star rating: Recommended 1 Rating | 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 developed as a ...  Read more

Top Sites to Visit in Kyoto

By Viator, February 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 135 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

A very friendly city and easy access to temples etc

By Oceanbreeze , July 2013

Absolutely loved Kyoto.. our original hotel gave away our rooms as we had wrong dates..however were so helpful and had us in another within the hour !... Temples and Geisha's were amazing.. ...  Read more

Nishiki Food Market

By Emma , Australia, March 2013

While Tokyo has Tsukiji Fish Market, famous for its tuna auctions and the sheer quantity and diversity of seafood that is traded every day, landlocked Kyoto has a very different kind food market. A ...  Read more

Things to Do in Kyoto in Spring

By Lydia , March 2013

Spring and fall are the most popular times to visit Kyoto and Japan thanks to warm and stable weather patterns and the beauty of the cherry blossoms (hanami) in spring and the autumn foliage (koyo) ...  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

How To Get Around in Kyoto

By Emma , Australia, February 2013

Kyoto is laid out on a grid system, with north-south running streets crossing those running east-west. Many of the major sights are close enough to be explored on foot (if you enjoy walking!) but at ...  Read more

Important Festivals and Holidays in Kyoto

By Emma , Australia, February 2013

Japan’s most cultured city knows how to put on a great festival. Barely a month goes by without some historical extravaganza or other featuring on the local calendar. Here’s our list of some of the ...  Read more

Romantic Kyoto

By Emma , Australia, February 2013

Kyoto is romantic. It’s hard not to feel just a little bit squishy when you walk the streets of Old Kyoto or stand gazing at an ancient shrine or temple. Of course, if you are looking to ramp up the ...  Read more

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