Discover what to do, see, and eat;
and more about getting the most out of your experience in the City of Kyoto!
Start Your Morning with a Kyoto Breakfast: Kyoto Cafés and more!
Wondering what your options are for breakfast? Start your day Kyoto-style with a breakfast of rice and miso soup in a machiya (a traditional Kyoto-style home), a meal in an old café, or head out to discover your own Japanese-style breakfast treat!
Things to do in the Fushimi Area
You’ve heard of Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine and its magnificent one thousand vermillion gates, but Fushimi Ward has quite a few more hidden gems. Taste local sake and tour tree-lined canals!
Muslim Friendly Sightseeing Around Kyoto
See suggestions for Muslim travelers to Kyoto, from castles with prayer spaces, to Halal restaurants, and even try making your own Halal ramen!
Best Times to See Cherry Blossoms in Kyoto
See Kyoto’s famous cherry blossoms at their best! Cherry blossom season is coming up, and Kyoto is full of spectacular locations to see them. See peak bloom times from last year to discover when to head out this year!
The World of Japanese Painting with Ayuko Sadaie
What makes Japanese paintings unique? Find out with painter Ayuko Sadaie, the face of the 2019 “Winter Kyoto Travels Campaign.”
The Kyoto Traditional Craft Morning Tour
Learn about some of Kyoto’s traditional crafts on a guided tour that will give you a deeper understanding of the streets of Kyoto, and take you into the workshops of the craftsmen themselves.
The Kyoto Neighborhood Exploration Tour
Get to know the Kyoto of the people who live here, with a guided tour of a Kyoto neighborhood. Learn about local traditions, and enjoy Japanese everyday life.
The Nijo-jo Castle English Guided Tour
Dive into the history and secrets behind Nijo-jo Castle in this guided tour, and gain access to hidden parts of the castle.
Cycling in Kyoto & Rental Bicycles
Kyoto is a very bike-friendly city: find out more about exploring by bicycle, and renting a bike!
Get the Most out of your Subway + Bus Pass: One Day of Sightseeing in Kyoto!
Need some ideas for what to do for a day in Kyoto with a pass for unlimited rides on the buses and subway? See how to beat the crowds and see some of the city's incredible sights.
Enjoy Kyoto’s Wild Side: The Kyoto City Zoo
The Kyoto City Zoo, not far from Heian-jingu Shrine, is home to wildlife from around the world and from around Kyoto. Learn about this fantastic facility and consider adding it to your Kyoto itinerary!
Kyoto Fall Foliage Calendar 2018
See up-to-date information on the color of the fall leaves at temples and shrines across Kyoto before you head out to view the foliage yourself!
Special Autumn Temple Openings in Kyoto, 2018
If you’re not sure where to go this autumn, see this list for some unique autumn events at Kyoto’s temples and historical buildings.
Eating Vegan & Vegetarian in Kyoto
Find the best of Kyoto's vegetarian and vegan restaurants and cafés, from trendy lunch spots by the river, to traditional Buddhist fare you can enjoy at historical temples!
Getting Around in Kyoto: Kyoto Subway, Buses, and Sightseeing Passes!
Find out how to navigate Kyoto after you’ve arrived at Kyoto Station, and how to make use of the city’s various sightseeing passes! Save money with combined subway and bus passes.
Kyoto Souvenirs You Can't Leave Without!
Take a piece of Kyoto home with you. See our list of the best authentic Kyoto souvenirs, popular with visitors and locals alike!
Weather in Kyoto: When is the best time to visit?
Japan is known for its distinct seasonal conditions, and Kyoto’s climate can be particularly extreme. Find out the best time to visit Kyoto, and what the weather will be like in Kyoto during your visit!