Kyoto Travelers Recommend

Five Essential Kyoto Foods

By Viator, August 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 176 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 vegetarians. This was partly due to the lack of modern ...  Read more

Kyoto Cuisine

By Viator, September 2016

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 91 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Long characterized as the capital of traditional Japanese cuisine, Kyoto has a food scene as rich as its millennia-long history. The city's cuisine, known as Kyo-ryori , is defined by its refined ...  Read more

Sake Tasting in Kyoto

By Viator, June 2015

5 star rating: Highly Recommended 49 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

3 Days in Kyoto: Suggested Itineraries

By Viator, August 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 1520 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

Top Sites to Visit in Kyoto

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 864 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

Best Family Friendly Attractions

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 709 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

Cherry Blossom Season in Kyoto

By Viator, March 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 317 Ratings | Tours & Tickets

Kyoto is known for its history, architecture and culture, but it is perhaps best known for the famous display of pink cherry blossoms that takes place each year as a special treat for locals and ...  Read more

Nara Tours from Kyoto

By Viator, June 2015

4.5 star rating: Recommended 131 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

Kyoto Temple Guide

By Viator, July 2016

4.5 star rating: Recommended 130 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, June 2015

3.5 star rating: Worth doing 6 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

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

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