Kyoto Travel Tips

Five Essential Kyoto Foods

By Viator, June 2014

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 71 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, March 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 840 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

Best Family Friendly Attractions

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 407 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

Nara Tours from Kyoto

By Viator, April 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 286 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

Top Sites to Visit in Kyoto

By Viator, February 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 177 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

Kyoto Temple Guide

By Viator, December 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 79 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

Finding Zen: Kyoto?s Best Gardens

By Viator, December 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 3 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

Sake Tasting in Kyoto

By Viator, March 2014

4.5 star rating: Recommended 2 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 developed as a ...  Read more

Kyoto Yuka Dining along the Kamo River

By Kyoto Expert: Satoko , Japan, May 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

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

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

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