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4 Kaiseki Restaurants in Kyoto You Have to Try
Food & Drink

4 Kaiseki Restaurants in Kyoto You Have to Try

Kyoto, Japan

Kaiseki ryori, the grand cuisine of Japan, has an incredible amount of depth. This cuisine is the perfect fusion of visually appealing and delicately arranged food, served in an environment which has a uniquely serene ambience.   More than a type of food,...

Erina M.
Erina M.
Jul 10, 2024
12 Top Kyoto Tourist Attractions According To Local Guides
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12 Top Kyoto Tourist Attractions According To Local Guides

Kyoto, Japan

Tokyo and Kyoto are the first two cities that surely comes to mind when mentioning Japan. Tokyo is known for its vibrant culture and as the city of neon lights and everything electronic. While Kyoto is the ancient capital city of Japan. Kyoto offers a his...

Dan P.
Dan P.
Jul 01, 2024
Kyoto Day Trips from Tokyo: A Complete Guide with Best Tour Options
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Kyoto Day Trips from Tokyo: A Complete Guide with Best Tour Options

Kyoto, Japan

⭐⭐⭐⭐⭐ Come & enjoy the beauty of Japan with our highly rated Japan private tours.   Are you planning a day trip to Kyoto from Tokyo? Some people would say a one-day trip is impossible, but actually, your two-way trip should only take around 12 hours. Of ...

Akane N.
Akane N.
Jun 25, 2024
Kyoto In March: The Best Things To Do During Spring
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Kyoto In March: The Best Things To Do During Spring

Kyoto, Japan

  Spring is a popular time to visit Kyoto and there are lots of things to do in March. If you’re visiting in early March, you’ll probably be able to see many Japanese dolls because March 3rd is Girl’s Day in Japan. Many people display traditional Girl’s ...

Akane N.
Akane N.
Jun 25, 2024
Kiyomizu Dera Temple: The Complete Guide in Kyoto, Japan
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Kiyomizu Dera Temple: The Complete Guide in Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan

One of Kyoto’s most famous sightseeing spots is Kiyomizu Dera Temple. It was designated a World Heritage Site in 1994 and hundreds of people visit every year from within Japan and from abroad. Its most famous feature is the humongous wooden veranda that j...

Akane N.
Akane N.
Jun 20, 2024
The 9 Best Kyoto Food Tours According To Local Guides
Food & Drink

The 9 Best Kyoto Food Tours According To Local Guides

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto food tours are a great way to get to know the city. The former capital of Japan is full of history and culture, as well as a rich food culture associated with that history. Matcha tea, of course, is known by many foreign tourists due to the beautifu...

Akane N.
Akane N.
Jun 18, 2024
Traveling to Kyoto from Osaka: Planning A One Day Trip
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Traveling to Kyoto from Osaka: Planning A One Day Trip

Kyoto, Japan

If you’re looking for information about a one-day trip to Kyoto from Osaka, you’re in the right place. Kyoto is a great place to go on a day trip since it’s only about 15–30 minutes away by train. There’s a lot to see but since it’s so close, it’s almost ...

Akane N.
Akane N.
Jun 18, 2024
Gion, Kyoto: A Complete Guide Before You Go
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Gion, Kyoto: A Complete Guide Before You Go

Kyoto, Japan

The Gion District in Kyoto is a famous sightseeing spot. As you know, Kyoto is a city of ancient and traditional temples and shrines. Many people probably also have the impression of “Geisha” and tea houses when they hear the word Kyoto.   For those of yo...

Akane N.
Akane N.
Jun 18, 2024
Kinkakuji Temple, The Golden Pavilion: The Complete Guide Before You Go
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Kinkakuji Temple, The Golden Pavilion: The Complete Guide Before You Go

Kyoto, Japan

Kinkakuji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion, is one of the many famous sightseeing spots that symbolize Kyoto. The golden structure reflecting the sunlight is a breathtaking sight. It is one of the 17 World Heritage sites in Kyoto city. Most Japan...

Akane N.
Akane N.
Jun 14, 2024
Ryokan Kyoto: The 7 Best Ryokan In Kyoto, Japan
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Ryokan Kyoto: The 7 Best Ryokan In Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, Japan

Staying in a Japanese “ryokan” in Kyoto is a wonderful experience. It’s a traditional city with many temples and shrines, and buildings surviving for over a hundred years. And don’t forget the beautiful Japanese gardens that go with some of these properti...

Akane N.
Akane N.
Jun 11, 2024
7 Amazing Day Trips From Kyoto
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7 Amazing Day Trips From Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan

  Ready to jump through time? Just travel to Kyoto, it's the next best thing. The perfect mix of Japanese tradition and modern creativity attracted 87.9 million domestic and international tourists in 2019 looking to navigate the prefecture’s iconic histo...

Ajitsa A.
Ajitsa A.
Jun 03, 2024
Tourism In Kyoto Statistics 2024: Your In Depth Travel Guide
General

Tourism In Kyoto Statistics 2024: Your In Depth Travel Guide

Kyoto, Japan

  It’s not just you. Planning a tour of Kyoto has gotten hectic over the past few years. The pandemic, tourism booms, and growing global interest keeps your screen flooded with content. Between having enough tabs open to overheat your device, and stressi...

Ajitsa A.
Ajitsa A.
Jun 03, 2024
Hiring A Guide In Kyoto: Pros & Cons
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Hiring A Guide In Kyoto: Pros & Cons

Kyoto, Japan

  I know what you’re thinking. At least it’s what I think whenever I try to plan my itinerary during any trip.  You want to do it all. If you’re trying to organize your Kyoto adventure, you might be wondering, “how can I attend the Miyako Odori Geisha Da...

Ajitsa A.
Ajitsa A.
Jun 03, 2024
The 20 Most Beautiful Shrines And Temples In Kyoto
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The 20 Most Beautiful Shrines And Temples In Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, an ancient city with long history, was always on the list of word’s top city. In the recent years, it was even voted the word’s top city by readers of Travel+Leisure, one of the most famous travel magazines based in New York. Visiting temples and s...

Rich L.
Rich L.
Jan 22, 2024
The 5 Best Places To Visit In Kyoto In December
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The 5 Best Places To Visit In Kyoto In December

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is one of the most popular cities for people around the world to visit. The city draws crowds of travelers all time of the year.Kyoto in winter is cold, but there are many special events and festivals that happen in December. You can even go visitin...

Rich L.
Rich L.
Jan 18, 2024
The Most Beautiful Places To Visit In Kyoto In The Fall Season
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The Most Beautiful Places To Visit In Kyoto In The Fall Season

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is by far the most popular destination to come and see the fall colors. The traditional temples are the perfect backdrop for the stunning red leaves. The autumn scenery of Kyoto is sure to leave you awestruck. The peak season to view these stunning ...

Amy D.
Amy D.
Jan 17, 2024
Top 10 Things To Do In Kyoto
Things To Do

Top 10 Things To Do In Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto, the old capital of Japan, is a city rich in history. Famous for its temples and beautiful scenery, it is no surprise that Kyoto is one of the most popular places in Japan for tourists. The top places to visit in Kyoto are Fushimi inari Taisha, Kink...

Amy D.
Amy D.
Jan 17, 2024
20 Things To Do In Kyoto
Things To Do

20 Things To Do In Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto is one of the most popular places to visit in Japan. You can enjoy the traditional culture, beautiful natural scenery and explore the city at all times of the year. World heritage sites such as Nijo Castle and Byodoin Temple are a must-see, but you ...

Rich L.
Rich L.
Jan 16, 2024
Top Things To Do And Visit In Gion
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Top Things To Do And Visit In Gion

Kyoto, Japan

Gion is the most famous geisha area and sightseeing spot in Kyoto. Many tourists come to enjoy this area on foot, walking along the street, stopping by small tea houses, and sampling sweets shops or restaurants.Gion is also close to Kiyomizu-dera, one of ...

Rich L.
Rich L.
Jan 15, 2024
Kifune Jinjya Shrine and Kurama-dera Temple
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Kifune Jinjya Shrine and Kurama-dera Temple

Kyoto, Japan

Kifune Jinjya Shrine which is located in the mountainous area off the city, in the northern part of Kyoto city, is the head shrine of the approximately 450 kifune jinjya shrines throughout Japan.There are no records written on the paper when this shrine w...

Tomoe S.
Tomoe S.
Jan 12, 2024
Ryoanji Temple, The Ultimate Zen Spirit
Travel Tips

Ryoanji Temple, The Ultimate Zen Spirit

Kyoto, Japan

Ryoanji Temple, a Zen Buddhist temple of Rinzai sect, was built by a powerful feudal lord in the 15th century.  It is designated as a World Cultural Heritage site.  Its rock garden is a world-famous Japanese garden which doesn't use any ponds or small riv...

Tomoe S.
Tomoe S.
Jan 12, 2024
Komyoin, One Of My Favorite Places In Kyoto
Travel Tips

Komyoin, One Of My Favorite Places In Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan

Komyoin, which is located very close to Tofukuji, was built in the 14th century as a sub temple of Tofukuji.To tell the truth, I want to keep this temple secret...So many people enjoy visiting Fushimi Inari Shrine or Tofukuji temple, however, few people h...

Tomoe S.
Tomoe S.
Jan 12, 2024
Top 10 Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto
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Top 10 Best Places to View Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan

1- Maruyama ParkPhoto by PlanetyzeMaruyama Park is a famous place for sakura. It is a popular spot to take a stroll in the beautiful Japanese garden that has free admission. There are also teahouses and a ryotei restaurant recommended for Kyoto epicureans...

Coelho C.
Coelho C.
Jan 08, 2024
You'll Never Say, "What a Shock!" "Wa-shoku" Is the Very Soul of "Omotenashi" Japan!
Culture

You'll Never Say, "What a Shock!" "Wa-shoku" Is the Very Soul of "Omotenashi" Japan!

Kyoto, Japan

Hello. Huge welcome to Wa-shoku! And I'm sorry for my trivial pun in the title. Hopefuly I'm not a "pun man?"First of all, a touch of information about Omotenashi just for your reference. Currently the term, Omotenashi, is one of the key words in Japan's ...

Shogo K.
Shogo K.
Dec 09, 2023
Kyoto Autumn Color Leaves (1) in Entsuji Temple
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Kyoto Autumn Color Leaves (1) in Entsuji Temple

Kyoto, Japan

I would like to introduce the beautiful Autumn color leaves in Kyoto Entsuji temple where I visited recently.Entsuji temple is located in the north side of Kyoto named Iwakura and Zen Buddhism temple of Rinzai sect.This temple used to be a detached palace...

Kashima H.
Kashima H.
Aug 22, 2023
Various Kyoto Tour Spots Introduction
Travel Tips

Various Kyoto Tour Spots Introduction

Kyoto, Japan

The big difference between the tour spots in Kyoto and that of other city is that Kyoto had been the capital of Japan for around 680 years such as from 794 to 1185 as Heian era, from 1300 to 1590 as Muromchi era comparing with Nara as 84 years (710 – 794)...

Kashima H.
Kashima H.
Aug 16, 2023
Top 5 Sightseeing Spots in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward
Things To Do

Top 5 Sightseeing Spots in Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward

Kyoto, Japan

Kyoto's Higashiyama Ward features many delightful sights. From Kiyomizu-dera, a stunning temple that features great illuminations at night, to Maruyama Park, Kyoto's oldest. There are numerous temples, shrines, and gardens in the area, so if you a...

Luke K.
Luke K.
Apr 23, 2023
Things To Do

Top 4 Sightseeing Spots in Kyoto's Ukyo Ward

Kyoto, Japan

If you are planning a sightseeing tour of Kyoto, then the area of Ukyo is one of the highlights. Arashiyama tops the list of attractions, a huge bamboo forest where you can feel lost in nature. Three amazing temples each with incredible gardens ca...

Luke K.
Luke K.
Apr 23, 2023
4 Awesome Miyagi Attractions
Things To Do

4 Awesome Miyagi Attractions

Kyoto, Japan

One of The Three Great Festivals of Tohoku, a tale of love across the galaxy, can be enjoyed annually in Miyagi. All year around, one of the Three Views of Japan, Matsushima, can too be enjoyed. These two attractions make Miyagi a must visit spot ...

Luke K.
Luke K.
Apr 23, 2023
3 Incredible Hiroshima Islands
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3 Incredible Hiroshima Islands

Kyoto, Japan

From incredible displays of colour to wonderful and charming nature, these three island of Hiroshima offer quite a distraction from a visit to the city. Enjoy an island untouched by people, an island packed with deer, monkeys, and racoons, or inte...

Luke K.
Luke K.
Apr 23, 2023
Full Day Kyoto Tour - The Most Popular Sights of Ancient Kyoto
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Full Day Kyoto Tour - The Most Popular Sights of Ancient Kyoto

Kyoto, Japan

We introduce the most popular itineraries amongst our customers who choose tours on GoWithGuide. We hope it helps you to plan your perfect itinerary during your trip to Japan. In our nineteenth post of the series, we focus on the most popular sigh...

Luke K.
Luke K.
Apr 23, 2023
3 Historic Sado Sightseeing Spots
Things To Do

3 Historic Sado Sightseeing Spots

Kyoto, Japan

If you are exploring the island of Sado, and want to discover a little more about its history during your trip to Japan, then Seisui-ji Temple, Sado's oldest temple, would be a good place to start. Also, check out the Edo style houses of Shukunegi...

Luke K.
Luke K.
Feb 24, 2023