Until 1868 Kyoto was the residence of the emperor, the capital and the spiritual center of Japan. On the territory of the city are located 17 ancient temples, large number of historical monuments, many of which are under the patronage of UNESCO.
Your active city break in Kyoto. Attractions, recreation and entertainment - best places to spend your day and night here
Many entertainment venues in Kyoto will help to diversify the rich excursion program; anyone could find a place to stay at his liking. Travelers coming to vacation with kids are sure to … Open
1. Major shopping centers are open every day, seven days a week. They begin serving visitors not later than 10:00 am, and the working day ends not earlier than 9:00 pm. If the store is … Open
The greatest Buddhist monument is the temple of Kinkaku-ji. It is known under the unofficial name Golden Temple by many tourists. The walls and roof of this temple are covered with sheets of pure gold. At any time of the year, it looks simply unrepeatable against the backdrop of the surrounding landscapes. The temple was built at the end of the 14th century, and is known for hosting the last years of the life of the Shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. In 1950, the building was badly damaged by a fire. The fire was arranged by one of the local monks. The full restoration of the beautiful temple took more than 30 years.
Kyoto has plenty of shopping spots to choose from. Here you can start shopping right at the railway station. The Kyoto Station Building is one of the largest stations not only in the country … Open
Of national significance is the Nijo Castle. Its construction began in 1603. It was erected as the official residence of the Tokugawa dynasty. This castle is one of the most luxurious in Japan. It has almost completely preserved the original facade decoration, and in the castle's interior, are hidden unique historical relics. Visit to the castle is available to tourists all year round, but most travelers prefer to visit it in summer. The castle is located on the territory of a large picturesque garden, on which it is especially interesting to stroll in spring or summer.
Discovering the architecture of Kyoto from bird's eye view! Kiyomizu-dera, Kyoto Tower, Tenryu-ji Temple, Chion-in, all those monuments are defining the image of Kyoto … Open
There are many interesting museums in Kyoto. One of the most unusual is the Asukoyama Museum. Its main exhibits are archaeological finds, which were discovered by researchers directly in the city and in other areas of Japan.