The city of Kyoto, also known as the ‘thousand-year capital’, is known for its natural beauty, classic Buddhist temples and delicious food. Located on the Japanese island of Honshu, this city was the capital of Japan for nearly a thousand years. With over a dozen historic sites dating back to ancient Kyoto, visiting the city is a must-see for your trip to Japan. Kyoto, Japan is the perfect blend of the past and the present. The ancient city is filled with modern luxuries while still maintaining its charm. A visit to Kyoto will be unforgettable with temples, gardens and a bustling city life. After learning more about it, we’re sure you’ll want to book a trip to Kyoto right away!
Things to do in Kyoto
When you first arrive in Kyoto, you may be surprising to see an advanced metropolitan city. Kyoto offers genuine cuisine and city attractions, like the Kyoto International Manga Museum and an above ground subway. The bustling Nishiki Market, located in central Kyoto, allows you to experience local culture while chowing down on some of Kyoto’s best cuisine. Hiding in plain sight are over 400 Shinto shrines throughout Kyoto, each unique and beautiful. However, the Fushimi-Inari-Taisha Shrine is said to be the most mesmerizing. This shrine is a close walk to the subway station and offers free admission from dusk till dawn. The Gion neighborhood is another must-see for anyone traveling to Kyoto. This charming area has tea houses, shops and the popular geishas.
Day Trips from Kyoto
Kyoto is nearby larger cities and small countryside towns, making it the perfect base for your travels throughout Japan. The Japanese Rail Pass can get you to Okayama, which has even more gardens and temples, in a little more than an hour. Another hour on the train and you’ll be in Hiroshima, where the Peace Park and Shukkeien Gardens are a must-see. The train to Tokyo takes about three and a half hours, but other nearby cities nearby offer similar experiences. About an hour train ride south and you’ll be in Osaka, which has the famous Osaka Castle and a thriving nightlife.
Whether you’re looking to stay in quaint garden house or an apartment in downtown Kyoto, Tripping has the perfect vacation rental for you. Staying in downtown means access to the local markets and restaurants. However, with the accessibility of the railways, you’ll always feel connected wherever you stay. Book your trip to Kyoto today and have the adventure of a lifetime!
Transportation in Kyoto
Getting around Japan has never been easier with the Japanese Rail Pass. A seven-day pass costs around $260, which is a great value if you plan on doing a lot of day trips. The Kyoto Sightseeing Pass can get you on all local buses and subway lines costs about $18 for two days. With great access to public transportation, it is not necessary to rent a car. The nearest airport to Kyoto is in Osaka, which can be accessed by railway or taxi.
Vacation Rentals in Kyoto
Find the best Kyoto vacation rentals on Tripping.com. With over 9165 home rentals, take your pick from a wide variety of choices including studio apartments, luxury condos, and cozy cabin rentals. Prices in Kyoto range from €25 a night. Many rentals can also be booked directly online.Vacation home rentals found on Tripping.com offer more amenities than the average hotel room along with many of the comforts of home. Going on a business trip or need to stay connected? 8860 homes in Kyoto offer high-speed WiFi Internet so you won’t miss a beat. Travelling with kids? Let them splash around in any of the 236 rentals with pool or jacuzzi, or relax with the family in one of the 5955 homes with cable TV.For all those pet owners with dogs or cats, Kyoto offers 120 pet-friendly vacation rentals for your extended family. Find the perfect vacation rental that matches your budget and style on Tripping.com.
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