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Best of Kyoto Guide

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Kyoto
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.

All things to do » Things to do

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
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Samurai Kembu Theater
Samurai Kembu Theater
Come and feel the traditions of the Samurai!!'Samurai Kembu' is one of Japanese traditional performing arts. 1-hour Samurai Show and other lesson programs are available.
Attraction type: Performances
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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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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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All places to eat » Places to eat

Otsuka
Otsuka
Ranked #1 of 3,573 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price: $8 - $32
Cuisines: Barbecue, Japanese, Steakhouse
Dining options: Lunch
Hafuu Honten
Hafuu Honten
Ranked #2 of 3,573 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price: $25 - $42
Cuisines: Steakhouse
Dining options: Reservations, Late Night
Vermillion Espresso Bar & Info
Vermillion Espresso Bar & Info
Ranked #3 of 3,573 Restaurants in Kyoto
Cuisines: Coffee Shop, Café
Shigetsu
Shigetsu
Ranked #4 of 3,573 Restaurants in Kyoto
Cuisines: Japanese, Vegetarian
Dining options: Reservations
La Mano di Marco
La Mano di Marco
Ranked #5 of 3,573 Restaurants in Kyoto
Cuisines: Italian
Dining options: Reservations

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Hotel Mume
Hotel Mume
$10 - $163
Ranked #2 of 333 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Kikokuso
Kikokuso
$30 - $345
Ranked #15 of 333 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
Hotel Anteroom Kyoto
Hotel Anteroom Kyoto
$43 - $161
Ranked #17 of 333 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Ohanabo
3.5 of 5
Ohanabo
$81 - $172
Ranked #4 of 333 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Ryokan Shimizu
Ryokan Shimizu
$72 - $136
Ranked #7 of 333 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto
3.5 of 5
Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto
$72 - $224
Ranked #9 of 333 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

Matsui Honkan Ryokan
4.0 of 5
Matsui Honkan Ryokan
$194 - $509 (JPY 23,035 - 60,437)
Ranked #6 of 333 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Matsui Bekkan Hanakanzashi
4.0 of 5
Matsui Bekkan Hanakanzashi
$179 - $503 (JPY 21,254 - 59,725)
Ranked #8 of 333 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Hotel Kanra Kyoto
4.0 of 5
Hotel Kanra Kyoto
$196 - $1,011
Ranked #11 of 333 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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