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Best of Kyoto Guide

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The shrines and temples of Kyoto offer a rare link between modern life in the city and its very ancient past. The Shimogamo Shrine dates to the 6th century and seems suspended in time, its serenity and spiritual power still palpable. Visit Fushimi Inari Shrine, then see the life-sized Thousand Armed Kannon statues of Sanjūsangen-dō. Enjoy traditional geisha performances, then savor a tranquil meal at a restaurant overlooking the Kamo River.

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Fushimi Inari Shrine
Fushimi Inari Shrine
This shrine is one of many located throughout Japan that was built to honor Inari, the Shinto god of rice.
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Tourist/ Visitor Centers
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Zenrinji-temple, Eikan-do
Zenrinji-temple, Eikan-do
Attraction type: Landmarks/ Points of Interest
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Sanjusangendo Hall
Sanjusangendo Hall
Originally named Rengeoin Temple, this site has taken on the name of the great hall within which houses 1001 life-sized, wooden statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy.
Attraction type: Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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Shugakuin Imperial Villa
Shugakuin Imperial Villa
Created as an imperial summer retreat, the garden complex is a fine example of Japanese landscape design.
Attraction type: Historic Sites; Gardens
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Kinkaku-ji Temple
Kinkaku-ji Temple
Owner description: One of Kyoto's most famous attractions, this temple was originally built in 1397 as a residence for shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. The structure was completely covered in gold leaf... more Owner description: One of Kyoto's most famous attractions, this temple was originally built in 1397 as a residence for shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. The structure was completely covered in gold leaf, earning it the name Golden Pavilion. less
Attraction type: Religious Sites
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Otsuka
Otsuka
Ranked #1 of 6,845 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price: $8 - $49
Cuisines: Barbecue, Japanese, Steakhouse
Dining options: Lunch, Reservations
Hafuu Honten
Hafuu Honten
Ranked #2 of 6,845 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price: $25 - $42
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
La Mano di Marco
La Mano di Marco
Ranked #3 of 6,845 Restaurants in Kyoto
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations
Kyo no Yakinikudokoro Hiro Sembon Sanjo Honten
Kyo no Yakinikudokoro Hiro Sembon Sanjo Honten
Ranked #4 of 6,845 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price: $34 - $42
Cuisines: Asian
Dining options: Reservations
Yoshikawa Inn Tempura
Yoshikawa Inn Tempura
Ranked #5 of 6,845 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price: $25 - $100
Cuisines: Japanese
Good for: Romance, Doing business, Local cuisine
Dining options: Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hotel Anteroom Kyoto
Hotel Anteroom Kyoto
$44 - $206
Ranked #14 of 338 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Eco and Tec Kyoto
2.5 of 5
Eco and Tec Kyoto
$43 - $432
Ranked #31 of 338 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Kyoto Hana Hotel
3.0 of 5
Kyoto Hana Hotel
$59 - $196
Ranked #37 of 338 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Hotel Mume
Hotel Mume
$116 - $116
Ranked #2 of 338 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Ohanabo
3.5 of 5
Ohanabo
$81 - $179
Ranked #3 of 338 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Ryokan Shimizu
Ryokan Shimizu
$89 - $168
Ranked #6 of 338 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Matsui Honkan Ryokan
4.0 of 5
Matsui Honkan Ryokan
$197 - $501 (JPY 23,261 - 59,157)
Ranked #7 of 338 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Matsui Bekkan Hanakanzashi
4.0 of 5
Matsui Bekkan Hanakanzashi
$193 - $470 (JPY 22,789 - 55,497)
Ranked #8 of 338 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto
5.0 of 5
The Ritz-Carlton Kyoto
$608 - $1,308 (JPY 71,791 - 154,446)
Ranked #11 of 338 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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