Things to do in Kyoto

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Kyoto, a city located in the Kansai region of Japan. It was once the imperial capital of the country. This city is known for its thousands of temples and shrines. Also, the historical structures have been preserved so well, visiting Kyoto feels like traveling back in time.

Here’s a list of 11 things to do while in Kyoto:

1. Early morning hike going up to the top of Fushimi Inari shrine.

Fushimi Inari Shrine

2. Buy a special Kyoto souvenir from one of the shops.

Green Tea flavored snacks

3. Take a walk through the Bamboo Forest in Arashiyama.

Bamboo forest in Arashiyama

4. Stay at a Ryokan overnight. A Ryokan is a traditional Japanese inn.

Ryokan in Kyoto

5. Enjoy an authentic cup of matcha green tea.

Matcha tea

6. Photograph the famous Kiyomizu-dera temple from a distance.

Kiyomizu-dera temple

7. Try Kaiseki, a traditional and fancy Japanese course menu.


8. Stroll around the Gion district (a famous place to see Geishas).

Gion District

9. Check out the different snacks at the Nishiki market.

Nishiki Market

10. See the beautiful Zen garden while having a traditional tofu meal in Ryoanji Yudofu.

Ryoanji Yudofu

11. Visit the Kinkakuji temple (Golden Pavilion).

Kinkakuji temple (Golden Pavilion)

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Things to do in Kyoto Japan

Published 22 February, 2017

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4 thoughts on “Things to do in Kyoto

    1. Jam icoSnap Post author

      Awesome! There are so many wonderful places to visit in Kyoto, it was really difficult to pick which places to see within a few days.


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