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Kyoto

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

Popular things to do in Kyoto

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Historic Site
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
4.4
Duration: 3 hours
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Historic Site
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
4.6
Duration: 2h 30 min
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World heritage site
Nijo Castle
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min
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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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Religious Site
Kinkaku-ji
4.4
Duration: 1 hour
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Historic Site
Sanjusangendo Temple
4.6
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Ryoanji Temple
3.8
Duration: 1h 30 min
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Religious Site
Ginkakuji Temple
4.3
Duration: 1h 30 min

Side trips from Kyoto

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

Hidden gems in Kyoto

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

Shopping in Kyoto

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

Museums in Kyoto

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

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