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Formerly the Imperial capital of Japan for more than a thousand years, Kyoto stands as a refined traditional city on the mainland, steeped in rich history and cultural heritage, enchanting visitors with its timeless beauty and pure elegance. 


Explore thousands of classical Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines, including iconic landmarks like the majestic Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion) and the enchanting Fushimi Inari Taisha with its famous torii gates. Kyoto's lush gardens, imperial palace, and traditional wooden houses evoke a sense of timeless beauty and tranquility. 


Beyond its architectural marvels, Kyoto is renowned for its formal traditions including the exquisite kaiseki dining experience; a culinary journey consisting of multiple courses of sophisticated dishes meticulously prepared to tantilise the palate. Visitors can also immerse themselves in the enchanting world of geisha, that is often found in the historic Gion district, where traditional teahouses and lantern-lit alleyways transport you back in time. 


For a truly authentic Japanese experience, Kyoto offers numerous ryokans; traditional Japanese accommodations - where guests can enjoy exquisite hospitality and immense themselves in the refined art of Japanese service in serene surroundings. 


Kyoto is celebrated for its traditional crafts, such as Kyo-yuzen and Nishijin-ori textiles, renowned for their use of distinctive and vivid colours seen nowhere else in the world. 


With its rich cultural heritage, breathtaking landscapes, and unparalleled culinary delights, Kyoto promises an unforgettable holiday experience. Explore the essence of Japan's cultural heartland and create lasting memories in the captivating city of Kyoto. 


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Tourist attractions and the latest trendy spots.


Arashiyama is a district on the western outskirts of Kyoto, Japan. It also refers to the mountain across the Ōi River, which forms a backdrop to the di

Nishiki Market

Nishiki Market is a marketplace in downtown Kyoto, located on the east end of Nishikikōji Street, one block north and parallel to Shijō Street and west


Pontocho (先斗町, Pontochō) is one of Kyoto's most atmospheric dining areas. It is a narrow alley running from Shijo-dori to Sanjo-dori, one block west of

Fushimiinari taisha
Fushimi Inari Taisha

 Trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines which span 4 kilometres and take approximately 2 hours to walk up. Inari was originally and remain


Ginkaku-ji (銀閣寺, lit. "Temple of the Silver Pavilion"), officially named Jishō-ji (慈照寺, lit. "Temple of Shining Mercy"), is a Zen temple in the Sakyo w


Kinkaku-ji, officially named Rokuon-ji, is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto, Japan. It is one of the most popular buildings in Kyoto, attracting many vis


Kiyomizu-dera, formally Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera, is a Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. The temple is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto U

Nijo Castle
Nijo Castle

Nijō Castle (二条城, Nijō-jō) is a flatland castle in Kyoto, Japan. The castle consists of two concentric rings (Kuruwa) of fortifications, the Ninomaru P


Gion is a district of Kyoto, Japan, originally developed in the Sengoku period, in front of Yasaka Shrine. The district was built to accommodate the ne

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By Air

There are two main airports to Kyoto from Kansai International Airport, takes 90 minutes and the closet airport is from  Kansai International Airport, takes 50 minutes by limousine bus. You can reach from Haneda Airport or Narita Airport to Itami Airport.


By Train

Taking JR Tokaido Shinkansen from Tokyo is the easiest way to get to Kyoto. Hikari trains on the Tokaido Shinkansen takes 2 hours and 40 minutes. The japan Rail Pass is valid on Hikari and Kodama trains . From Osaka to Kyoto, taking a bullet train 15 minutes, by JR or Hankyu line takes 30-50 minutes.

By Car

Renting a car at Tokyo and Driving to Kyoto will take approx 6 hours

By Bus

Taking a highway bus is the cheapest way to get to Kyoto from Tokyo takes about 7-8 hours. There are daytime and overnight buses. Bus leaves from Tokyo station and arrives at Kyoto station.


By Private Transfer

From Tokyo to Kyoto is for long distance drive. Taking Shinkansen or flight would be recommended.

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