KYOTO Where magnificence is born

Plan your visit

Kyoto -- the heart of Japan and a city with over a millennium of history. The best way to discover the “real Japan” is to include Kyoto on your itinerary. The tea ceremony, flower arrangement, kimonos, and Maiko ? can all be found in the cultural center of Kyoto. And, in the midst of this ancient culture is a thriving city, home to cutting edge industries and upscale shopping. Come experience the hospitality, mystique, culture, bustle, and serenity that make Kyoto Japan’s foremost travel destination. Kyoto - welcome to Japan. This page is a collection of useful information for planning a trip to Kyoto. We hope your trip to Kyoto will be filled with fantastic memories.

Seasonal Courses >

Seasonal Courses

Kyoto is so full of temples, shrines, gardens, and castles that it can be difficult to know where to begin exploring. We recommend you choose an area that interests you the most and allow yourself enough time to enjoy it without rushing. To help you with your planning, we will guide you through the creation of itineraries by theme and area. This page introduces sightseeing courses for enjoying the beautiful changes of seasons in Kyoto.

World Heritage >

UNESCO World Heritage Sites are said to "represent a masterpiece of human creative genius" and have "outstanding universal value." The variety, historical span and sheer number of World Heritage...

World Heritage

Courses in all directions >

In Kyoto, there is more to see than just Kyoto Station and Kyoto gosho (residence for former emperors). This section introduces major courses for visiting Kinkaku-ji Temple (Golden Pavilion) and Arashiyama...

Courses in all directions

Surrounding areas >

This section introduces neighboring areas of Kyoto Prefecture in order to get the most out of your trip to Kyoto and contains information on Osaka, Nara, and Hiroshima which are popular among foreign tourists.

Surrounding areas

Cultural events >

Kyoto is full of cultural, artistic, and nature related events throughout the year. Please enjoy the various events and seasons of Kyoto.

Cultural events

Access info >

There are many overseas flights for visiting Kyoto. Access from the Tokyo Metropolitan area and airports in Kyushu are also convenient. Please enjoy riding the trains and buses as a part of your trip...

Access Info

Kyoto City Travel >

Kyoto is conveniently accessible from both Tokyo and Osaka by air, bus, and rail. Once in Kyoto, getting around should be no problem. There is an extensive network of buses, subways, and private railways...

Kyoto City Travel

Travel assistance tools >

This section introduces information on tourist information centers, tourist maps, and tour guides for your trip to Kyoto. In addition, other useful information for general trips is also available below. Please feel free...

>Travel assistance tools
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