10 Things to do in Kyoto


Explore the stunning Kinkaku-ji, a Zen Buddhist temple covered in gold leaf. Wander through the beautiful surrounding gardens and enjoy the reflective pond.


Visit Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion):

Walk through the iconic Fushimi Inari Shrine, famous for its thousands of vibrant red torii gates that lead to the mountaintop. The hike offers picturesque views of Kyoto.


Explore Fushimi Inari Taisha:

Experience the traditional side of Kyoto in the Gion district. Witness the beautiful wooden machiya houses, encounter geishas, and explore the historic streets.


Stroll through Gion District:

Discover the wooden terrace of Kiyomizu-dera, offering panoramic views of Kyoto. Explore the temple grounds and the nearby Sannen-zaka and Ninnen-zaka preserved streets.


Visit Kiyomizu-dera:

Take a leisurely stroll through the enchanting Arashiyama Bamboo Grove. The towering bamboo creates a unique and atmospheric environment.


Wander in Arashiyama Bamboo Grove:

Engage in a traditional Japanese tea ceremony. Kyoto is renowned for its tea culture, and participating in a ceremony provides insight into this ancient practice.


Experience a Tea Ceremony:

Explore the simplicity of Ryoan-ji Temple, known for its rock garden. Contemplate the Zen design and find tranquillity in the peaceful surroundings.


Visit Ryoan-ji Temple:

Step back in time at Nijo Castle, known for its "nightingale floors" that chirp when walked upon. Explore the beautiful gardens and historical architecture.


Discover Nijo Castle:

Indulge in Kyoto's culinary delights, including kaiseki (traditional multi-course meals), matcha-flavoured sweets, and Kyoto-style sushi. Don't miss trying yudofu, a hot pot dish featuring tofu.


Enjoy Kyoto Cuisine:

Experience a scenic boat ride along the Hozugawa River. Drift through picturesque landscapes, passing lush greenery and occasional rapids.


Take a Boat Ride in Hozugawa River:

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