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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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Things to do in Kyoto

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
4.8/57,641 Reviews
"Featured Neighborhoods"
Arashiyama

Arashiyama

8.3
4.7/52,251 Reviews
"Mountains"
Arashiyama Sagano Romantic Train

Arashiyama Sagano Romantic Train

8.0
4.5/5672 Reviews
"Other Sightseeing Tours"
Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha

7.8
4.7/51,692 Reviews
"Night Attractions"
Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

7.8
4.7/52,481 Reviews
"Night Attractions"
Nijō Castle

Nijō Castle

7.7
4.6/51,554 Reviews
"Night Attractions"
Kinkaku-ji

Kinkaku-ji

7.3
4.7/51,954 Reviews
"Temples"
Sannenzaka & Ninenzaka

Sannenzaka & Ninenzaka

7.0
4.6/5490 Reviews
"Featured Neighborhoods"
Yasaka-jinja Shrine

Yasaka-jinja Shrine

6.6
4.6/5578 Reviews
"Night Attractions"
Kyoto Tower

Kyoto Tower

6.4
4.6/5488 Reviews
"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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Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo

Miyako Hotel Kyoto Hachijo

4.6/51,555 Reviews
Mercure Kyoto Station

Mercure Kyoto Station

4.4/5127 Reviews
Ibis Styles Kyoto Station
Ala Hotel Kyoto

Ala Hotel Kyoto

4.7/52,033 Reviews
Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto

Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto

4.4/5827 Reviews
Nohga Hotel Kiyomizu Kyoto

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 Reviews
Avg. AUD61/person
"Japanese"
"Time-honored Brand"
Kikunoi Honten

Kikunoi Honten

4.7/5159 Reviews
Avg. AUD413/person
"Japanese"
"Time-honored Brand"
Gion Matayoshi

Gion Matayoshi

4.9/59 Reviews
Avg. AUD144/person
"Japanese"
Gion Maruyama

Gion Maruyama

4.5/515 Reviews
Avg. AUD206/person
"Japanese"
Ogata

Ogata

4.8/518 Reviews
Avg. AUD206/person
"Japanese"
Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama

Kyoto Kitcho Arashiyama

4.6/575 Reviews
Avg. AUD619/person
"Japanese"
"View"
Isshi Souden Nakamura

Isshi Souden Nakamura

4.8/528 Reviews
Avg. AUD309/person
"Japanese"
"Time-honored Brand"
Tominokoji Yamagishi

Tominokoji Yamagishi

5.0/52 Reviews
Avg. AUD945/person
"Japanese"
Wagokoro Izumi

Wagokoro Izumi

4.4/58 Reviews
Avg. AUD260/person
"Japanese"
AWOMB karasuma honten

AWOMB karasuma honten

4.5/58 Reviews
Avg. AUD47/person
"Japanese"
Zhongjiahuaishi Cuisine

Zhongjiahuaishi Cuisine

4.8/521 Reviews
Avg. AUD472/person
"Japanese"
"Time-honored Brand"
Sangencha

Sangencha

4.7/541 Reviews
Avg. AUD206/person
"Japanese"

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