Kyoto, the wonderful old capital of Japan, never ceases to amaze. Ancient and sophisticated, Kyoto has a lot to offer from historical sites, splendid gardens to luxurious hotels and restaurants. For a taste of Japanese tradition, Kyoto is the place to go!
TENRYU-JI TEMPLE One of the best day trips from Kyoto’s city center, the Tenryu-ji temple is located next to Arashiyama’s famous bamboo grove. The temple is surrounded by a majestic garden that survived the ages.
YASAKA SHRINE Many shrines and temples in Japan are not accessible after sunset, but the Yasaka shrine, next to Kyoto’s famous Gion district, is open all night and is beautifully illuminated. The shrine becomes especially festive in the Cherry blossom season, with lots of food and beer stands.
GION, GEISHA DISTRICT Geisha’s are an iconic symbol of Japan’s sophisticated traditional entertainment industry. The art of Geishas is still alive in Kyoto. Gion is one of the most famous district where Geishas are found in modern Japan. As the sun sets, it is relatively easy to see Geishas and Maikos walking on Gion’s streets, heading to their appointments.
KIYOMIZUDERA TEMPLE The Kiyomizu-dera is an amazing temple overlooking the city of Kyoto. The temple is famous for its large wooden structure that allows it to stand above the surrounding forest.
HIGASHIYAMA HISTORICAL DISTRICT Higashiyama is a preserved historical district located on the Eastward slopes of Kyoto. The district has kept its traditional charm. The streets are lined with craft stores, cafes, and the ubiquitous souvenir shops.
FUSHIMI INARI SHRINE Fushimi Inari is an iconic shrine of Kyoto made famous for its thousands of red torii gates. Climbing mount Inariyama is a truly special experience found nowhere else in Japan.