Kyoto’s travel information on things to do, food, hotels, shopping, culture and tips. Kyoto is famous for temples, shrines and traditional places such as Kinkakuji Temple, Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Fushimi Inari Shrine.
Take a quick day trip outside of the busy atmosphere of Kyoto into a beautiful Japanese countryside backdrop. Senbon Shopping Street, Funaoka Onsen and Cafe SARASA are ideal locations for travelers who are looking for a Japanese locals only experienc...
Although it was annoying during the rainy season, it was also the main period for the bloom of hydrangea! Hydrangeas, also called hydrangeas, have different shades of soil because of the pH value of the soil and are attractive when in bloom. This art...
Come check out Kyoto Okazaki Shrine! Surround yourself with good fortune and amazingly cute rabbit statues on your trip!
Japanese Autumn Leaves are a Japanese natural wonder that is not to be missed! From Hokkaido to Kanto, Kansai and all the way down to Kyushu, those planning to visit Japan in the fall season will not want to miss the Japanese Autumn Leaves
Spring is an extremely popular time in Japan. Cherry blossoms bloom for a limited time and it's best to view them during their peak time. This mini guide explains when the first cherry blossoms are predict to bloom.
They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Create your own wedding story with the help of destination wedding and engagement photographers from Famarry! Your bridal dreams are sure to come true at a wedding photo shoot in scenic Japan.
2017 is a great time to check out Japanese festivals in Kyoto. Full of color and fun these traditional events will fill your heart with Joy, but be sure to bring your camera.
Booking a hotel or making a reservation are simple tasks made difficult when traveling to Japan. Fast Japan helps ease the pain of travels while offering recommendations for the best sight seeing spots and events in Japan!
Tetsugaku no Michi, also known as the Philosopher's Walk, is one of the many gems that decorate Kyoto. Walk along the path of the enlightened as you enjoy beautiful cherry blossoms at Tetsugaku no Michi!
Anime and manga is a huge part of Japanese culture. It is now world famous and many people wish to visit Japan because of it's influence. Come learn about the history of manga and anime in Japan.
Kyoto is full of spots to see cherry blossoms in 2017. Some popular spots are Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Daigoji Temple. All of Kyoto is pink with flower petals during spring.
Maruyama Park in Kyoto is home to some of the most popular shrine and temples in the Gion district. During the spring all of the cherry blossoms are in bloom and its absolutely stunning.
Ninen-zaka and Sannen-zaka in Kyoto is a must visit spot when sightseeing. This historic area has souvenir shops and traditional Japanese food. The old buildings will make it feel like you have gone back in time.
Yodogawa Riverside Park in Osaka/Kyoto area is an awesome spot to have a picnic and relax. During the spring there is over 200 cherry blossom trees blooming and it's a magnificent spot.
Enjoy the breathtaking view of the cherry blossoms alongside Kyoto's historic Daigoji Temple. View the beautiful cherry blossoms next to one of Japan's 17 National Treasures as you take a walk through Japan's ancient past!
Nishiki Market in Kyoto is a narrow century-old marketplace that provides the best ingredients for a perfect Japanese meal. Try various pickled vegetables, fresh seafood, and local snacks.
To the north of Kyoto, explore and relax at the traditional Japanese fishing village, Ine no Funaya. Experience a simpler way of life in the beautiful countryside of Japan.
The Kyoto International Manga Museum is a must-visit museum for all manga fans. With over 50,000 books, visitors could spend the whole day here. See historic artifacts and learn all of about the history of manga.
Japan has large cities, but there is also beautiful hiking spots too. On the island of Honshu, enjoy some of the most interesting places to go hiking. These hiking spots will give you a new outlook on Japan.
Nishiki Tenmangu Shrine in Kyoto enshrines the deity of learning. Many students are business people visit and pray at this shrine. Conveniently located near the station, this shrine is a must-visit.
Kyoto is home to temples and shrines, the old capital of Japan has many festivals all year long such as Gion festival. There is something different to enjoy every season. Each festival is full of culture, history, and fun events.
In Japan, seeing the first sunrise every year is a big event. This custom started in the Meiji period (1868-1912), and the origin was the New Year’s ceremony by the Emperor.
Many districts in Kyoto are illuminated and the event is called Hanatoro. The illuminated bamboo forest is even more beautiful than ever. Hanatoro is becoming more popular over the years.
There are many Pokemon Centers and Stores all throughout Japan. Pokémon started as a Game Boy and became an insanely popular anime. After Pokémon Go was released in July 2016, everyone with a smartphone was playing.
There are many historic temples all throughout Japan. Every temple enshrines a different deity. Depending on the temple, there are different benefits. Many temples are World Heritage Sites.
The Kyoto Illumiere 2016-2017 is a popular winter illuminations in Japan. Japan’s first dual aurora show will be held this year. This is a large winter event for all ages and it lasts until April 2017.
The ROHM Illumination 2016 in Kyoto has many different attractions for all ages. 800,000 lights create this spectacular winter illumination in the historic city of Kyoto.
Yasaka Shrine in Kyoto is located in the famous Gion district. This temple is known for warding off evil spirits. Come visit another Important Cultural Property in Kyoto.
Kifune Shrine is a very beautiful shrine in Kyoto. The shrine is a great spot for people looking for some luck in love. Come get a paper fortune and walk around a colorful shrine.
Japan may have modern cities, but preserving old towns and traditional culture is very important. All throughout Japan there are towns from the Edo period with many visitors.
The Tenryuji Temple is a highly recommended place to visit in Arashiyama in Kyoto. The gorgeous zen garden is a must see in autumn. Exporter the temple while learning some Japanese history.
There are many festivals all year around in Japan. Each festival is different so going to more than one in one location is important. Going to a festival while visiting Japan is a great experience.
Chionin Temple is a famous temple in Kyoto. With many cultural assets and crafts this is a must visit place while in Kyoto. The temple was built by Honen's disciple.
Heian Jingu Shrine is another major Shinto shrine in Kyoto. The Shin-en Garden is very relaxing and there are annual festivals there. Kyoto is the center for Japanese history.
There are many shrines all-throughout Japan. Each shrine is uniquely beautiful and dedicated to a different god. Visit historic places while traveling around Japan.
Kurama-dera Temple in northern Kyoto is a little mysterious. The origins are historically unclear and it is said the Tengu spirits live here. Come see this beautiful temple with a different look during every season.
The new magnificently Japanese-style renovation at Arashiyama Station in Kyoto is a must see. The Kimono Forest was created to bring vibrancy to a beautiful area in Kyoto. Seeing it in the day is different, and the night scene offers even more.
Daigoji Temple founded in 874 is a World Heritage Site in Kyoto. There are many events all year long at this temple. This is one of many beautiful and historic temples in Kyoto.
Nisonin Temple is a beautiful Buddhist temple in Kyoto. The Buddhist statues are designated as Important Cultural Properties of Japan. The autumn leaves are a must see when in Kyoto.
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine is one of the important shrines in Kyoto. This shrine is dedicated to noted scholar, Sugawara no Michizane. There are many beautiful sites to see at this shrine.
Viewing autumn leaves in Japan only happens once a year. There are viewing spots all over the country, such as Tokyo, Kyoto and Sapporo. Check out where to view the autumn leaves near you in 2016.
Ninnaji Temple is a must see temple while travelling in Kyoto, Japan. Visit a place that has over a 1000 years of history. Wonder around this temple with 12 different buildings to see.
Ryoanji Temple in Kyoto has many cultural spots to visit. This must see temple will leave a lasting impression and will certainly become a highlight while traveling through Japan.
Ninja, Samurai, and Maiko symbolizes traditional Japanese culture in many ways. Watch and learn Ninja training, sword fighting, and traditional dances. Experiencing old time Japan is important to understand modern Japan.
Nanzenji Temple is a Zen Buddhist Temple in Kyoto. The precincts are a nationally designated historic site and the Hojo Gardens are a place of scenic beauty. Don't miss this peaceful temple in Kyoto.
Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto is a Buddhist temple that was constructed in 1633. Don't miss this breathtaking World Heritage Site. Come visit Kyoto to see one of many temples.
Jishu Shrine is at the Kiyomizu-dera Temple in Kyoto. The shrine is popular among young couples because the gods of love are enshrined. Come to this shrine and see if your unrequited love will be fulfilled.
The Shimogamo Shrine in Kyoto is one of Japan’s most significant Shinto shrines. Try to visit one of the many festivals that started traditions. Come explore this shrine with over 1,000 years of history.
Sanjusangendo Temple in Kyoto is a unique temple. Come visit this temple within walking distance of Kyoto Station. This temple had many exciting events.
Byodoin Temple in Kyoto is a mus visit World Heritage Site. This is one of the few original temples from the Heian period. This beautiful temple is a must see no matter what season it is in Japan.
Kamigamo Shrine in Kyoto is rich with history and it's a World Heritage Site. Come see different festivals every month and try local cuisine. Walk around to discover ancient Japanese history.
Ginkakuji Temple is beautifully designed temple that is the perfect representation of Kyoto aesthetics. This is a must see destination when visiting Kyoto.
Anyone visiting Japan must visit Kinkakuji Temple. The Golden Pavilion Temple was built in 1397. This temple has suffered many fires but it is still going strong.
Miyama is a rural town surrounded by mountains in Kyoto. Traditions and customs from old Japan are still being taught. Learning traditions is a way to preserve the culture.
Bishamondo Temple in Kyoto is enclosed by nature. In autumn, the leaves are illuminated at night, it is a must see spectacle scenery. Visit this temple before it becomes a major tourist attraction.
Nijo Castle in Kyoto is a must visit World Heritage Site. The castle was built by the Tokugawa Shogunate for other Shogunate. There is unique features within and around the castle.
At Tofukuji Temple the oldest Zen Sanmon gate still stands. Come to Kyoto to learn about the history, the temple's history, and to view the autumn leaves.
View autumn leaves at peaceful temples in Kyoto in 2016. Some of the best temples are not major tourist attractions yet. Enjoy walking through UNESCO World Heritage Sites and learn about Japanese culture.
In rural Kyoto at Hosen-in Temple, come and unwind while drinking tea and eating a traditional sweet. Come glimpse at a garden that looks just like art. Witness an unusual way samurai are being honored.
At Rurikoin Temple in Kyoto, the autumn leaves and the spring cherry blossom can only be seen twice a year. The exquisite colors are something not seen every day. This hidden green paradise is something not to be missed.
In Kyoto there are many temples, Kodaiji Temple is one of the best temples to visit during autumn. The majestic autumn leaves give the viewer an otherworldly feeling.
Hiking or mountain pilgrimage through Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine in Kyoto means visiting each shrine is paying respects to different deities. Walking throughout the whole shrine provides a new experience.
These are the popular and stylish book cafes in Kyoto. You can get relaxed while you’re reading your favorite books and enjoying delicious meals with cup of coffee.
Not only Tokyo, but also Kyoto is said to be an attractive place for playing Pokémon GO in Japan. Here is the list of places known as "Pokémon Nests" in Kyoto, for you to catch rare Pokémon whilst sightseeing.
Haunted houses are one of the iconic summer attractions in Japan, mainly for the chilling effect you feel on your back in a cold sweat. Why don’t you make your way to the doors of Japanese haunted houses.
Saihoji Temple (Kokedera) is a Kyoto Unesco World Heritage Site famed for its beautiful moss garden containing around 120 different varieties of moss and has been highly influential in the design of Japanese gardens throughout its history.
In Kyoto, you can have a chance to try on and rent a traditional Japanese costume Yukata or Kimono. Here are 5 Yukata/Kimono shops which are available in English.
It is tough to narrow down the best places to eat in Japan. However these 10 restaurants all have that something special that really makes them stand out above the rest!
Are you looking for affordable and stylish guest houses in Kyoto? These guest houses are reasonable prices, clean and comfortable, so it is quite popular with travelers.
There are several popular flea markets held in Kyoto every month. If you visit Kyoto on 15th, 21st or 25th, please try and visit one of the flea markets. You might find something a nice souvenir or your favorite goods there.
Kawadoko (Noryo-yuka) is a place to cool off and escape from the summer heat. Usually, you can see these along rivers and Kyoto has a lot of beautiful rivers with amazing scenery.
The Kyoto Railway Museum opens on April 29, 2016, this is a must see when visiting the city. Whether you are a train fanatic or just a normal tourist, this museum will be a highlight of your trip.
Here are 5 popular cafes for breakfast/brunch in Kyoto. Those cafes serve great traditional Japanese breakfast. Let's enjoy lots of wonderful Japanese breakfast during your trip!
Let's experience the traditional culture of Japan! You can make your own ceramic art, try on Juni Hitoe and take part in a papermaking tour in Kyoto. Those local experience will become good memories for you.
The Fushimi Inari Shrine is one of the most beautiful shrine in Kyoto and well known for the head shrine of the about 30,000 other Inari shrines in Japan. This Shrine is famous for thousands of gates across the mountain.
In Kyoto many Machiya (traditional merchant's houses) were renovated to cafes and you can have a lunch or sweets there. This article introduces you interesting Machiya cafes for a lunch in Kyoto.
Arashiyama has many attractive places from sightseeing to restaurants and it is a highly recommended travelling spot. Introducing 7 best activities you should try when you visit Arashiyama.
Where do you want to stay when you visit Kyoto? There are many attractive Japanese style inns called Ryokan. This article shows you 5 luxury ryokans in Kyoto.
You can see Japanese festivals everywhere in Japan because there are more than 300,000 festivals in Japan. You should visit traditional and unique Japanese festivals.
3 craft beer breweries in Kyoto where you can visit easily from Kyoto station. Feel and enjoy those uniquely craft beer taste in historical city, Kyoto!
Kyoto is very famous for Matcha (green tea) and has many delicious cafes to serve Matcha sweets or drinks. 5 best Japanese style cafes to enjoy matcha in Kyoto are listed.
From the past Cherry Blossoms "Sakura" has been loved by Japanese people and there are many Hanami spots in Osaka and Kyoto. This article introduces you the best Hanami spots to enjoy Sakaura.
There are many delicious foods in Osaka and the near prefectures; Kyoto and Hyogo. This article chooses 5 must-try foods in Kansai region that local people love.
Kyoto is always attractive place to every visitor. You can experience whole typical Japanese things such as temples, shrines, hot spring, maiko and matcha.
Here is a list of our recommendations for high-quality capsule hotels that offer an alternative to getting a hotel room. They are clean, cheap, and comfortable!
Kyoto is world famous for its wonderful temples and shrines and many tourists visit every year. We recommend 5 reasonable and nice guesthouses in Kyoto.
We are sharing with you the 10 coolest and beautifully designed Japanese Starbucks that let you keep sightseeing as you take a break. It will keeps you coming back for more!