Kyoto

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Kyoto is the cultural heart of Japan and a city of limitless tradition.
Why Visit Kyoto

In Kyoto, the Nishiki Market is worth a good day out. Known as Kyoto’s pantry you can come home with some freshly roasted green tea, spices and plenty of crockery for serving the meals you will be inspired to try cooking when you get home. There is also limitless supply of traditional souvenirs and you’ll find Kyoto is the best place to buy wall hangings, traditional dolls and other more Japanese-style gifts.

Experiences

The Fushimi Onari Shrine

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The Old Canal Walk

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Cherry Blossom Festival

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Cherry Blossom Festival

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The Fushimi Onari Shrine

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The Old Canal Walk

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Sights to See

Kyoto has four quarters. Whilst it is not an expansive city, it’s best to bite off one section at a time over several days. Allow plenty of time to rest your feet or stop for a cup of green tea.

The Fushimi Onari Shrine

The Old Canal Walk

Events & Entertainment

You know you’re in for something special when you see shopping malls landscaped with tiers of cherry blossoms and parks erupting with trees of colour to make postcard-perfect photographs you’ll cherish forever. What people don’t tell you is that the festival called Hanami is more about the food... view

Cherry Blossom Festival

Food & Drink

It is quite inexpensive to eat in Japan if you choose the right types of dining for each city or region you are in. In Kyoto you’ll find massive variety of restaurants and you’ll want to try all of them. Pontocho is the most famous dining region in Kyoto, found one block west of the Kamagawa... view

The Fushimi Onari Shrine

The Old Canal Walk

When to Visit

If watching the sakura blossom throughout the parks and gardens of Kyoto is on your list of things to see and do, then the cherry blossom season is the perfect time to visit Kyoto. Arguably, any time of year is favourable for a holiday in Kyoto, simply because different times of year have a... view

Getting Around

When you arrive, usually by Train, taxi is the easiest way to find your hotel. Then you’ll find the bus network very convenient, especially if you are staying in one of the core tourist centres.

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