Kyoto Travel Guide


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    It was before one of the most protected places being the capital of Japan as well as the place where the ruler of the country dwells. This is the seventh largest city in the whole world and where the emperor’s residence was situated until 1868. Wars and fires have tried to bring down the beauty of K...

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Hotels in Kyoto (215 Hotels) See All Kyoto Hotels

  • Ryokan Yamazaki

    Including Ninna-ji Temple, Haratanien and Osawaike properly placed in the vicinity of the three star hotel, Ryokan Yamazaki; this hotel is appropriately positioned in the...

  • Motonago

    Spotted within Kyoto, Motonago is opportunely placed close to Gesshinin, Ishibe Alley and Entokuin Temple. Other crowd-pleasing attractions close-by include Kyoto Cuisine...

  • Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo

    Having Murinan Garden, Konchi-in and Keage Incline conveniently placed near the three and half star hotel, Kyoto Garden Ryokan Yachiyo; this hotel is wonderfully located ...

  • Matsui Honkan

    Located in Kyoto, Matsui Honkan is a finest hotel conveniently situated close to Nishiki Market, GEAR - Art Complex 1928 and Museum of Kyoto. Many other popular attractio...

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  • Golden Pavilion

    Golden Pavilion

    北区金閣寺町1

    Kinkaku-ji, lit. "Temple of the Golden Pavilion"), officially named Rokuon-ji, lit. "Deer Garden Te...

    Attractions, Landmarks and Points Of Interest, Arts and Culture
  • Shugakuin Imperial Villa

    Shugakuin Imperial V...

    1-3 Shugakuin-yabuso...

    The, or Shugaku-in Detached Palace, is a set of gardens and outbuildings (mostly tea-houses) in the ...

    Attractions, Activities, Historical Sites, Outdoors
  • Sanjusangendo Hall

    Sanjusangendo Hall

    657 Sanjusangendo Ma...

    Attractions, Historical Sites, Arts and Culture
  • Eikan Do
    Attractions, Activities, Arts and Culture, Outdoors

About Kyoto

It was before one of the most protected places being the capital of Japan as well as the place where the ruler of the country dwells. This is the seventh largest city in the whole world and where the emperor’s residence was situated until 1868. Wars and fires have tried to bring down the beauty of Kyoto, yet because of its very sacred historical value, this place in Japan was spared from the list of targets for atomic bombings brought by World War II, which give rise to the surviving churches and shrines until today. The very rich culture of Japanese people in Kyoto has paved way to the unique designs and styles of the structures of old buildings and churches. The colorful dresses during festivals that are usually highlighted have been the all-time favorites of the guests of the city. The well-preserved nature like the high mountains as well as the virgin forests and all bodies of water has resulted in very fresh air and comfortable living of the inhabitants of the place. Thousands of churches in Kyoto, both the new and modern ones and those that survived from the war gave its name to be the “City of Ten Thousand Shrines.” Tourists always respect the religious practices because the locals have their own beliefs and different views apart from the western countries. Palaces and gardens are improved in order to provide the residents as well as the guest the beautiful place to stay and visit. There were different temples in Japan like the Kiyomizu-dera, which is situated on the slope of a mountain. Kinkaku-ji is what they call as the temple of the Golden Pavilion. Ryōan-ji is also very famous because of its superb beauty that is known to be a rock garden. One of the most important shrines is the Heian Jingū, where the first and last emperors of Kyoto have resided. Even tombs are major attractions in Kyoto because this is the place where the emperors were laid who has once ruled their city. There were certain parts of Kyoto, which are listed in the World Heritage Site by UNESCO because of the significant contribution to the world history. For travelers, one thing about Kyoto that they always look forward to try every time they visit the city is those delicious foods and Japanese cuisines. They have the most delightful local dishes serve in those first class restaurants. Even in public areas, street foods are also common. The cultural heritage is indeed very rich in Kyoto, which annually visits by school groups, which adds to the city’s prominence. Even if Kyoto is filled with many historical places, on the other side of it, the city is never left behind with so many technological advancements. It is a home of many major companies in the business line of information technology and electronics. Tourism is enhanced because it is a large portion of the boosting economy of the city. It was even chosen to be one of the most visited places in Japan and one of the most attracted ones.

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