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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

8.7
4.8/57,679 Review
"Featured Neighborhoods"
Arashiyama

Arashiyama

8.3
4.7/52,425 Review
"Mountains"
"​​landmark"
Arashiyama Sagano Romantic Train

Arashiyama Sagano Romantic Train

7.9
4.5/5627 Review
"Other Sightseeing Tours"
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

7.8
4.7/52,731 Review
"Temples"
"Night Attractions"
Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha

7.8
4.7/51,935 Review
"Temples"
"Night Attractions"
Nijō Castle

Nijō Castle

7.7
4.6/51,619 Review
"UNESCO World Heritage - Cultural Sites"
"Historical Architectures"
Kinkaku-ji

Kinkaku-ji

7.2
4.7/52,088 Review
"Temples"
Sannenzaka & Ninenzaka

Sannenzaka & Ninenzaka

6.9
4.6/5552 Review
"Featured Neighborhoods"
Yasaka-jinja Shrine

Yasaka-jinja Shrine

6.5
4.6/5649 Review
"Temples"
"Night Attractions"
Kyoto Tower

Kyoto Tower

6.3
4.6/5495 Review
"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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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

4.6/5154 Review
Avg. USD41/person
"Japanese"
"Famous Restaurants"
Kikunoi Honten

Kikunoi Honten

4.7/5160 Review
Avg. USD278/person
"Japanese"
"Famous Restaurants"
Gion Matayoshi

Gion Matayoshi

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

Gion Maruyama

4.5/515 Review
Avg. USD139/person
"Japanese"
Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama

Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama

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

Nakamura

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

Wagokoro Izumi

4.4/58 Review
Avg. USD175/person
"Japanese"
Ogata

Ogata

4.8/518 Review
Avg. USD139/person
"Japanese"
AWOMB karasuma honten

AWOMB karasuma honten

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

Kyo-no-yakiniku-dokoro Hiro Kyoto-ekimae

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

Shoraian

4.6/557 Review
Avg. USD61/person
"Japanese"
Zhongjiahuaishi Cuisine

Zhongjiahuaishi Cuisine

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

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Here are the best places to visit in Kyoto, including: Kiyomizu-dera Temple,Kinkaku-ji,Fushimi Inari Taisha
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How to get to Kyoto from Tokyo?
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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