The Best Things to Do in Kyoto

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Kyoto

4.2
World heritage site · Historic Sites · Sacred & Religious Sites

Popular things to do in Kyoto

Kiyomizu-dera Temple ©
Historic Site
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine ©
Historic Site
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
Nijo Castle ©
World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
Arashiyama ©
Neighborhood
Arashiyama
4.3
Duration: 6 hours
From browsing the city's old-fashioned shopping districts to exploring its vast historical and religious heritage, there are plenty of interesting things to do in Kyoto. At Kiyomizu-dera, you'll discover a World Heritage-listed Buddhist temple with astonishing views of Kyoto. At Nijo-jo Castle, you can admire yet another World Heritage Site, built in the Japanese feudal manner. The charming paths and water features of Okochi Sanso Garden invite you to find a moment of serenity away from the busy streets of the crowded metropolis. Shoppers can practice their favorite activity on Teramachi Street, flanked by various stores.

Historic Sites in Kyoto

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Kinkaku-ji ©
Religious Site
Kinkaku-ji
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
Sanjusangendo Temple ©
Historic Site
Sanjusangendo Temple
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ryoanji Temple ©
Religious Site
Ryoanji Temple
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
Ginkakuji Temple ©
Religious Site
Ginkakuji Temple
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Kyoto

Universal Studios Japan ©
Theme Park
Universal Studios Japan Osaka
4.1
Duration: 6 hours
Osaka Castle ©
Castle
Osaka Castle Chuo
4.0
Duration: 2h 30 min
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan ©
Aquarium
Osaka Aquarium Kaiyukan Osaka
4.1
Duration: 2 hours
Nara Park ©
Wildlife Area
Nara Park Nara
4.5
Duration: 2h 30 min

Hidden gems in Kyoto

Katsura Imperial Villa
Historic Walking Area
Katsura Imperial Villa
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Heian Shrine
Historic Site
Heian Shrine
4.2
Duration: 1 hour
Shugakuin Imperial Villa ©
Garden
Shugakuin Imperial Villa
4.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Bamboo Forest Street ©
Landmark
Bamboo Forest Street
3.4
Duration: 1 hour

Shopping in Kyoto

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Nishiki Market Shopping District ©
Flea Market
Nishiki Market Shopping District
4.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kyoto Station Building ©
Shopping Mall
Kyoto Station Building
4.2
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura ©
Antique Store
Kyoto Kimono Rental Sakura
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kimono Atelier Akane ©
Gift & Specialty Shop
Kimono Atelier Akane
5.0
Duration: 1h 30 min

Museums in Kyoto

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Kyoto International Manga Museum ©
Specialty Museum
Kyoto International Manga Museum
3.5
Duration: 1h 30 min
Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design ©
History Museum
Kyoto Museum of Crafts and Design
4.3
Duration: 1 hour
Kyoto National Museum ©
Art Museum
Kyoto National Museum
3.8
Duration: 2 hours
The Museum of Kyoto ©
History Museum
The Museum of Kyoto
3.4
Duration: 1h 30 min
Haru Cooking Class ©
Cooking Class
Haru Cooking Class
4.9
Duration: 4 hours
Kyoto Kimono Rental Rei ©
Outdoor Activity
Kyoto Kimono Rental Rei
3.8
Duration: 30 minutes
KSK-Tour ©
Nightlife
KSK-Tour
5.0
Duration: 6 hours
Gion
Neighborhood
Gion
4.1
Duration: 3 hours

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