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Ancient temples, shrines, geisha, Japanese cuisine … Kyoto is the Japan you came to see

Kyoto_Torii_Gates_Free_Stock_Image_Unsplash_2019_CCRomeo_A_okuzlk-1 No trip to Kyoto is complete without visiting the red lacquered torii gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine

Kyoto, Japan's former capital and cultural hub, is a must-visit with 17 UNESCO sites and a mix of ancient and modern wonders. It is a city of splendid color, with major attractions including a walk through the eerie green light of the photogenic Arashiyama Bamboo Grove, tunnels of red lacquered Torii Gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine and the opulent gleam from the Kinkaku-ji Golden Pavilion. To experience everything that Kyoto has to offer, we highly recommend taking a private tour with a local guide. No trip to Kyoto is complete without a walk around the historic Gion district, home to Japan’s last remaining geisha population. The narrow streets and traditional ochaya teahouses will transport you to another time. Kyoto also serves as a base for day trips to Nara, Osaka, Kobe, Himeji, and Hikone, each less than an hour away by train.

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Kyoto is a must-visit on any travel itinerary, and it'll delight all generations with 17 UNESCO sites, countless temples and shrines, and traditional ochaya teahouses waiting just for you.

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Food & Art: A Two-Week Cultural Japan Itinerary

Food & Art: A Two-Week Cultural Japan Itinerary

Tokyo, Matsumoto, Takayama, Kyoto, Naoshima, Osaka. From £8,200 / $10,405 per person.

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Two-Week Rural Japan Explorer

Two-Week Rural Japan Explorer

Osaka, Kyoto, Hiroshima, Shikoku, Naoshima, Himeji. From £8,705 / $11,070 per person.

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When to go to Kyoto

Like much of Japan, summers in Kyoto are hot and humid, the rainy season starting in June makes sightseeing decidedly less fun, and there is a possibility of typhoons in September and October. The busiest times are around New Year and during Golden Week (April/May), when Kyoto is packed with visitors and it can be very crowded.

Spring’s cherry blossoms, fall’s autumnal leaves and winter’s flurry of snowfall add to Kyoto’s charm, making these the best times to visit the city.

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Hyatt Regency Kyoto

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