This awe inspiring city (capital of Japan from 794 to 1868) has much to offer such as temples, shrines, gardens, a castle, Geisha districts, shopping streets as well as nature. Enjoy the atmosphere of the ancient capital.
One of the most famous temples in Japan renowned for its shining construction with plated gold. Definitely a must see in Kyoto.
Its Zen style dry landscape garden has a special serenity. Join the locals and sit down on the porch for a while and try to find what Zen teaches.
The only Shogun residence open to the public in Japan. Its gorgeous and decorative constructions express the authority of the Shogun.
built over a cliff on Otowa mountain. The view from its balcony is magnificent.
Higashiyama and Fushimi Course
built to commemorate the emperors of the ancient capital and famous for its garden.
the city’s largest shopping street where many shops selling high end fashion as well as Kyoto specialty foods and crafts can be found.
Kyoto’s largest geisha district where many traditions are still observed today.
famous for its thousands of vermilion torii gates lining the paths to Mount Inari.
About 1 hour and 40minutes boat ride down the river to Arashiyama.
It is a relaxing way to see the natural scenery of the largely undeveloped ravine.
More than 120 monkeys freely roam on the hilltop. Feeding them directly by hand is a popular attraction which draws people from around the world.
An enormous temple near a bamboo grove and a landscaped garden famous for being designed with the Arashiyama mountains in the background as borrowed scenery.
An otherworldly, magical path framed by thousands of bamboo trees.
Meet the famous deer, see the world’s biggest bronze Buddha statue, enjoy a day full of historic treasure. Nara was the capital of Japan (710 to 784).
famous for the thousands of stone lanterns placed alongside the paths within its precinct.
one of the biggest wooden constructions in the world enshrining the world’s biggest bronze Buddha statue.
the deer in this park are the only species that bow to humans. You can feed them if you want.
Himeji is only one hour from Osaka, one and a half hour from Kyoto by train. There you can see the real castle built in the 17th century.
regarded as perhaps the most beautiful castle in Japan. It is also known as White Heron Castle because of its whiteness and brilliance. Its keep (castle tower) is one of the only 12keeps still exist from feudal era. The whole complex is well preserved from 17th century.
this 3.5 ha area situated next to the castle has 9 different well-designed Japanese gardens. You can stroll around and find your favorite landscape.