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Kyoto Travel Guide

Kyoto is an ancient city with over a thousand years of history. Before the Meiji Emperor moved the capital to Tokyo, it was the traditional home of the Japanese royal family. After thousands of years, from legends of ghosts and gods to history and culture, the air and atmosphere in Kyoto is filled with a great mystical charm. When Kyoto was constructed, its street layout and architecture was influenced by the style of Chang’an, and it still retains the same ancient charm. In the Higashiyama District, temples, shrines and altars embody the spiritual side to Kyoto, while the area around Arashiyama carries a classical and elegant atmosphere. No visit to Kyoto would be complete without a taste of traditional delicacies, a stroll along the flowered paths, or a fascinating geisha show.
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What to Do

Looking for things to do in Kyoto? We provide up-to-date info on everything from must-see scenic spots to local hangouts.
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Gion

Gion

7.8
4.8/57,676 Reviews
"Featured Neighborhoods"
"Night Attractions"
Arashiyama

Arashiyama

7.5
4.7/52,414 Reviews
"Mountains"
"​​landmark"
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

7.1
4.7/52,732 Reviews
"Temples"
"Night Attractions"
Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha

7.1
4.7/51,928 Reviews
"Temples"
"Night Attractions"
Nijō Castle

Nijō Castle

7.0
4.6/51,609 Reviews
"UNESCO World Heritage - Cultural Sites"
"Historical Architectures"
Arashiyama Sagano Romantic Train

Arashiyama Sagano Romantic Train

7.0
4.5/5538 Reviews
"Other Sightseeing Tours"
Kinkaku-ji

Kinkaku-ji

6.6
4.7/52,088 Reviews
"Temples"
Sannenzaka & Ninenzaka

Sannenzaka & Ninenzaka

6.1
4.6/5546 Reviews
"Featured Neighborhoods"
Yasaka-jinja Shrine

Yasaka-jinja Shrine

5.8
4.6/5650 Reviews
"Temples"
"Night Attractions"
Kyoto Tower

Kyoto Tower

5.7
4.6/5492 Reviews
"Observation Decks"
"Night Attractions"

Where to Stay

Discover the most popular places to stay in Kyoto, complete with recommendations from fellow travelers and special hotel offers
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Mercure Kyoto Station

Mercure Kyoto Station

4.5/5119 Reviews
The Thousand Kyoto

The Thousand Kyoto

4.7/5279 Reviews
Moxy Kyoto

Moxy Kyoto

4.4/554 Reviews
Nohga Hotel Kiyomizu Kyoto
Kyoto Century Hotel

Kyoto Century Hotel

4.7/5414 Reviews
Ala Hotel Kyoto

Ala Hotel Kyoto

4.7/51,675 Reviews
HOTEL MYSTAYS Kyoto Shijo

What to Eat

Want to eat like a local? Don't miss out on these top Kyoto dishes and foodie spots.
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Nanzenji Junsei

Nanzenji Junsei

4.6/5155 Reviews
Avg. USD41/person
"Japanese"
"Famous Restaurants"
Kikunoi Honten

Kikunoi Honten

4.7/5161 Reviews
Avg. USD278/person
"Japanese"
"Famous Restaurants"
Gion Matayoshi

Gion Matayoshi

4.9/59 Reviews
Avg. USD97/person
"Japanese"
Gion Maruyama

Gion Maruyama

4.5/515 Reviews
Avg. USD139/person
"Japanese"
Ogata

Ogata

4.8/518 Reviews
Avg. USD139/person
"Japanese"
Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama

Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama

4.6/575 Reviews
Avg. USD417/person
"Japanese"
"Spectacular Views"
Nakamura

Nakamura

4.8/528 Reviews
Avg. USD208/person
"Japanese"
"Famous Restaurants"
Wagokoro Izumi

Wagokoro Izumi

4.4/58 Reviews
Avg. USD175/person
"Japanese"
AWOMB karasuma honten

AWOMB karasuma honten

4.5/58 Reviews
Avg. USD31/person
"Japanese"
Kyo-no-yakiniku-dokoro Hiro Kyoto-ekimae

Kyo-no-yakiniku-dokoro Hiro Kyoto-ekimae

4.6/577 Reviews
Avg. USD38/person
"Barbeque"
Shoraian

Shoraian

4.6/558 Reviews
Avg. USD61/person
"Japanese"
Zhongjiahuaishi Cuisine

Zhongjiahuaishi Cuisine

4.8/521 Reviews
Avg. USD318/person
"Japanese"
"Famous Restaurants"

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