Kyoto, Japan

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Transportation to Kyoto

Description

Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over a millennium, and carries a reputation as its most beautiful city. However, visitors may be surprised by how much work they will have to do to see Kyoto's beautiful side. Most first impressions of the city will be of the urban sprawl of central Kyoto, around the ultra-modern glass-and-steel train station, which is itself an example of a city steeped in tradition colliding with the modern world.

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Top Things to Do in Kyoto

Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

Sacred & Religious Site

Kiyomizu-dera Temple

Historic Site

Rokuon-ji Temple

Sacred & Religious Site

Zenrinji-temple, Eikan-do

Landmark

Ninna-ji Temple

Sacred & Religious Site

Sanjusangendo Hall

Sacred & Religious Site

Nijo Castle

Castle

Ginkaku-ji Temple

Sacred & Religious Site

Senkoji Temple

Sacred & Religious Site

Manshuin Garden

Garden

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Popular Tours in Kyoto

Kyoto and Nara Day Trip from Kyoto including Nijo Castle

304 Reviews

Explore the cultural treasures of Kyoto and Nara on this full-day tour from Kyoto. In the morning, visit UNESCO World Heritage sites Nijo Castle and Kinkaku-ji,... Read More

Hiroshima Peace Memorial Park and Miyajima Island

15 Reviews

Visit Hiroshima’s most important historic sites on this 12-hour tour from Kyoto. After taking the bullet train from Kyoto Station, enjoy a boat ride to Miyajima.... Read More

Gion by Night: Culture Performance with Dinner

56 Reviews

Take in the best of traditional Japanese performing arts all on one stage, followed by an authentic dining experience. Accompanied by an informative guide at Gion... Read More

Kyoto Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle

493 Reviews

Discover tranquil temples, Imperial palaces and ancient shrines on this 9-hour full-day Kyoto sightseeing tour. Explore top city attractions such as Nijo Castle... Read More

Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour

104 Reviews

Grab your bike and get set to explore Kyoto from the ground up. On this small-group bike tour, you’ll unearth the real Kyoto while cycling the narrow lanes and... Read More

Full-Day Kyoto Private Custom Walking Tour

0 Reviews

With this private tour, you can see Kyoto efficiently and have a deeper understanding in one day. This tour includes at least three must see in Kyoto! It is also... Read More

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Popular Trips through Kyoto

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Dusty's Asia Trip

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Sep 2015 to Feb 2016

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Two Weeks in Japan

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First International Trip

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Feb 2000 to Feb 2000

Cost of Living in Kyoto

Daily Budget:
USD

32 - 45

Weekly Budget:
USD

220 - 315
Item Description Estimated Price
Fast Food Meal
USD
6.00
Cheap Local Restaurant Meal
USD
6.00
Mid-range Restaurant Meal
USD
17.00
Coffee at a Cafe
USD
3.50
Beer at a Bar
USD
4.50
Bottle of Wine from a Market
USD
11.00
Ticket to a Movie
USD
16.50
Ticket on Public Transportation
USD
2.00
Taxi (1km)
USD
0.50

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Kyoto Weather: Average Temperature

Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
49 56 67 76 81 88 92 84 74 62 51 47
36 40 50 59 68 76 77 69 59 48 38 34
Jan Feb Mar Apr May Jun Jul Aug Sep Oct Nov Dec
10 14 19 25 28 31 33 29 24 17 11 9
2 5 10 15 20 24 25 21 15 9 3 1

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