Top 10 things to do in Kyoto

  1. Kinkaku-ji Temple

    1 Kinkaku-ji-cho, Kita-ku, Kyoto 603-8361, Japan
    Kinkaku-ji Temple, also known as the Golden Pavilion, is a Zen Buddhist temple covered in gold leaf. The temple is surrounded by a beautiful garden and a pond, making it a popular spot for tourists.
  2. Fushimi Inari Shrine

    68 Fukakusa Yabunouchicho, Fushimi Ward, Kyoto, 612-0882, Japan
    Fushimi Inari Shrine is a Shinto shrine famous for its thousands of torii gates that lead up to the mountain. The shrine is dedicated to Inari, the god of rice, and foxes, which are considered the messengers of the god.
  3. Kyoto International Manga Museum

    Karasuma-Oike, Nakagyo-ku, Kyoto 604-0846, Japan
    The Kyoto International Manga Museum is a museum dedicated to manga, the Japanese comics. The museum has a collection of over 300,000 manga and hosts various events and workshops for manga fans.
  4. Gion District

    Gion, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0001, Japan
    Gion is a historic district in Kyoto known for its traditional architecture, teahouses, and geisha. Visitors can stroll around the narrow streets and admire the beautiful buildings and experience the traditional Japanese culture.
  5. Kyoto Imperial Palace

    3 Kyotogyoen, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto, 602-0881, Japan
    The Kyoto Imperial Palace was the residence of the emperor of Japan until 1868. The palace is surrounded by a beautiful park and visitors can take a guided tour to learn about the history and culture of Kyoto.
  6. Arashiyama Bamboo Grove

    Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-0007, Japan
    The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is a natural forest of bamboo in the outskirts of Kyoto. The grove is a popular spot for photography and a peaceful escape from the busy city.
  7. Nishiki Market

    Nishikikoji-dori, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, 604-8054, Japan
    Nishiki Market is a traditional food market in Kyoto known for its fresh seafood, vegetables, and traditional Japanese snacks. Visitors can sample various local delicacies and buy souvenirs.
  8. Kyoto Tower

    721-1 Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, 600-8216, Japan
    Kyoto Tower is a 131-meter-tall tower in the center of Kyoto. The tower offers a panoramic view of the city from its observation deck and houses various shops and restaurants.
  9. Kiyomizu-dera Temple

    294 Kiyomizu, Higashiyama Ward, Kyoto, 605-0862, Japan
    Kiyomizu-dera Temple is a Buddhist temple famous for its wooden stage that juts out from the main hall. The temple is located on a hill and offers a beautiful view of Kyoto.
  10. Toei Kyoto Studio Park

    10 Uzumasa Higashihachiokacho, Ukyo Ward, Kyoto, 616-8161, Japan
    Toei Kyoto Studio Park is a theme park that recreates the Edo period of Japan. Visitors can watch live shows, dress up in traditional costumes, and experience the samurai and ninja culture.