Discover what to do, see, and eat;
and more about getting the most out of your experience in the City of Kyoto!

Cycling in Kyoto & Rental Bicycles

Kyoto is a very bike-friendly city: find out more about exploring by bicycle, and renting a bike!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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.

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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!

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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!

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