Kyoto is one of the most famous cities in Japan. Before 1869 Kyoto was the capital of Japan.
Located in the middle of Honshu island, Kyoto metropolis is one of the oldest cities in Japan and it is a mix between the old town, new towns, business centres, temples, parks, royal estates, and nightlife. All those elements make Kyoto a city full of colour, joy, and life.
As a business centre, the city is hosting many important brands like Nintendo, Tose, Horiba, Tose and many others.
The cultural heritage of the city is very rich and of course, is attracting many tourists during the year. And to be honest, I’ve been twice in Kyoto (February and October). From my experience, I can tell you that the city is crowded all the time.
What to visit in Kyoto:
Full of temples, gardens, parks, and museum, you can easily spend at least 2-3 days in Kyoto.
Imperial Place is an ex-government location of the Japanese Emperor. The building was used until the capital was moved to Edo – Tokyo and it has many halls, rooms, and expositional space. The main material used to build this complex is cypress.
The museum can be visited a few times per day. Book your ticket now!
There are over 1600 temples in Kyoto, so choosing a few to see on a short visit to the city can be a daunting task. That’s why I’ve put together this list of the best temples in Kyoto, divided into two categories.
Best Overall Kyoto Temples
Or if you are a garden lover you can visit the below temples:
Taizo-in Subtemple at Myoshin-ji Temple
All the subtemples at Daitoku-ji Temple
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2019 Japan Cherry Blossom Forecast
In Kyoto the blossoming cherry it will be from 25 of March until 09 of April 2019
The best place to see this natural spectacle is Kyoto Botanical Garden or the famous Ninnaji park.
Other interesting places to visit:
Arashiyama forest bamboo and Monkey Park Iwatayama
Torii tunnels of Fushimi-Inari-Taisha Shrine and Kinkaku-Ji Temple. Nijo Castle, Nishiki Market
Katsura Imperial Villa
Kyoto International Manga Museum
Kyoto Botanical Garden
Kyoto National Museum
Toei Kyoto Studio Park
Shugakuin Imperial Villa
Have you visited Kyoto?