Kyoto
Kyoto
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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Kiyomizu-dera Temple
4.6/5
3,122 Reviews
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Yasmina IroOne of the most celebrated temples in Japan, this is a must if you are visiting Kyoto! Associated with one of the oldest schools of buddhism, this wooden temple is a beauty and historic site that must be seen.
Kinkaku-ji
4.6/5
2,545 Reviews
Temple
_GG***63I have always been in awe whenever I get to set my feet at Kyoto.I love the rustic and crisp aura it’s exudes.My love to green tea products , anything about matcha I had this perfect picturesque meet up with this overly yummy and delightful treat
Fushimi Inari Taisha
4.6/5
2,064 Reviews
Temple
Rinchan伏見稲荷大社、KyotoFushimi Inari Taisha is an important Shinto shrine in southern Kyoto. It is famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates, which straddle a network of trails behind its main buildings. The trails lead into the wooded forest of the sacred Mount Inari, which stands at 233 meters and belongs to the shrine grounds.Fushimi Inari is the most important of several thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice. Foxes are thought to be Inari's messengers, resulting in many fox statues across the shrine grounds. Fushimi Inari Shrine has ancient origins, predating the capital's move to Kyoto in 794.
Arashiyama
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1,443 Reviews
Mountain
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_FB***80Went here last January 1. A breathtaking view, you will appreciate the nature. You can enjoy the area by walking or taking a bus. Would love to go back someday.
Nijo Castle
4.5/5
1,274 Reviews
Historical Architecture
UNESCO World Heritage-Cultural Site
IvanOne of my favorite places. I just loved it. You can walk around the castle for free. If you want to go inside, you need to purchase the ticket, but it's worth it.
Hanamikoji
4.5/5
780 Reviews
Featured Neighborhood
Historical Site
Yuna GenaLies perpendicular to the southern side of the busy Shijo Street, Hanami-koji Street attracts the visitors with its promising free meeting with Geisha and Maiko, one of few area in Japan where the culture of Geisha has been lasted for decades. I was told to come to this street at evening, to get a glimpse of Geisha and Maiko on their way to work. However, if you have a lot of fortune, I think it is better to appreciate the performance of Geisha in one of the old teahouses along the street.

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Kinkakuji Temple in Kyoto is a place significant not just to Zen Buddhists, but to all those who love beauty and magnificence. The gold-leaf-covered pavilion surrounded by tall pine trees and reflected in the calm lake waters is simply breathtaking!
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Ryokan is a traditional inn that takes guest experiences very seriously. The beautiful bamboo cottages of the ryokan kyoto, combined with multi-course Kaiseki meals and luxurious spas all carved in traditional Japanese style, are a great way to make yourself feel welcome in the country. At ryokan’s, you are provided with futons placed on traditional tatami mats for sleeping, making it an exclusive experience all in all. The great thing about staying at ryokan Kyoto is that you get accustomed to traditional practices such as feeling comfortable walking around barefoot within the premises. To make you feel at home, ryokans provide a robe known as yukata to change into. Here is the top best ryokan in Kyoto.
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Japan government has made more strict travel restrictions to curb the spread of coronavirus, including quarantining visitors from China and South Korea. According to WHO, more than 300 people have been tested positive for coronavirus (COVID-19) in Japan as of Mar 6th.
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Kyoto Transportation

Flights :There is no airport in Kyoto. Most people will commute from Kansai International Airport in Osaka, and followed by taking the JR electric train and shuttle buses to Kyoto and the journey will take about 90 minutes.

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Best Experience in Kyoto

Highlights of Kyoto includes the visiting the spectacular Shinto temples, beautiful and yet elegant courtyard scenery and dances and singing by gorgeous Geisha. The rustic and antiquated feel of the place creates in Kyoto a placid and soothing environment.

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Helpful Information about Kyoto
Language
Japanese
Time Zone
UTC +9
Peak Season
March-April, September-November
Currency
Japanese Yen
Emergency Phone Numbers
Police:110,Fire, Ambulance:119

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Jan 26, 2021 Kyoto Weather:Mostly Cloudy, Northeasterly Wind:0-10 kph, Humidity:86%, Sunrise/Sunset:07:00/17:19
Kyoto Driving:Suitable, Running:Suitable, Cycling:Suitable
Kyoto is suitable for year round travel, especially in spring where the weather is especially mild. The climate from March to April is warm is warm and conducive for going outdoors, and is the best time to enjoy the Sakura season. May to August comes the summer where the air is comparatively hotter. June and July is the wet spell and the weather becomes hot and humid. Autumn from mid-November to December is when forest and leaves turns red and it is rather breathtaking. Winter here is wet and cold and when it snows, Kyoto is especially beautiful.

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Here are the best places to visit in Kyoto, including: Kiyomizu-dera Temple,Kinkaku-ji,Fushimi Inari Taisha
Try Sichuan cuisine,Kaiseki,Tofu dishes
The most economical, night bus, starting at night in the morning, but very tired. It seems to be around 7000. Basically, tourists use the Shinkansen, and you can see Mount Fuji on the road very clearly. It seems to be around 12,000.
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