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

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 colour, 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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The Hyatt Regency Kyoto is a luxury hotel tucked away in the east of Kyoto, in the quiet and green district of Higashiyama Shichijo. Read more about it here:

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