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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.

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Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine
This shrine is one of many located throughout Japan that was built to honor Inari, the Shinto god of rice.
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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Kinkakuji Temple
Kinkakuji 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: Sacred & Religious Sites
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
This most-visited temple in Kyoto was built to honor Kannon, the goddess of mercy. It's beautiful hillside location offers spectacular views of the city and valley below.
Attraction type: Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites; Points of Interest & Landmarks; Lookouts
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Sanjusangendo Temple
Sanjusangendo Temple
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: Sacred & Religious Sites; Historic Sites
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Kyoto MK
Kyoto MK
Owner description: We are the well-known heart-mark taxi in Kyoto providing not only meter taxi services but sightseeing tours with English speaking tour guide drivers as well.If you are looking for... more Owner description: We are the well-known heart-mark taxi in Kyoto providing not only meter taxi services but sightseeing tours with English speaking tour guide drivers as well.If you are looking for a special, "omotenashi" service (selfless hospitality) while staying in Kyoto, we are here to help.Our highly trained hire staff can show you around, enter the sights and explain about them in English.Even our drivers are studying English to make you feel more comfortable during the ride!We hope we will have a chance to serve you soon! less
Attraction type: Taxis & Shuttles; Private Tours
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All places to eat » Places to eat

Okonomiyaki Katsu
Okonomiyaki Katsu
Ranked #1 of 12,280 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price: $5 - $9
Cuisines: Japanese, Asian
Good for: Local cuisine, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Dinner, Lunch, Cash Only, Free Wifi, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Television
Premium Pound Sanjo Kiyamachi
Premium Pound Sanjo Kiyamachi
Ranked #2 of 12,280 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price: $91 - $272
Cuisines: Steakhouse, Japanese, Asian
Good for: Romantic, Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Drinks, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Hamburg & Steak Pound, Umekoji
Hamburg & Steak Pound, Umekoji
Ranked #3 of 12,280 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price: $45 - $54
Cuisines: Fast Food, Barbecue, Steakhouse
Good for: Families with children
Dining options: Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wheelchair Accessible, Wine and Beer
Arash's Kitchen
Arash's Kitchen
Ranked #4 of 12,280 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price: $6 - $18
Cuisines: Turkish, Persian, Indian
Good for: Bar scene, Large groups, Special occasions, Families with children, Kids
Dining options: Brunch, Dinner, Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Buffet, Free Wifi, Full Bar, Highchairs Available, Outdoor Seating, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Takeout, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer
STEAK Otsuka
STEAK Otsuka
Ranked #5 of 12,280 Restaurants in Kyoto
Price: $9 - $53
Cuisines: Japanese, Steakhouse
Good for: Special occasions, Local cuisine, Families with children
Dining options: Lunch, Accepts American Express, Accepts Discover, Accepts Mastercard, Accepts Visa, Free Wifi, Reservations, Seating, Serves Alcohol, Waitstaff, Wine and Beer

All accommodations » Where to stay - Budget

Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto
3.5 of 5
Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto
$65 - $326
Ranked #7 of 373 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Hotel Anteroom Kyoto
3.0 of 5
Hotel Anteroom Kyoto
$63 - $236
Ranked #10 of 373 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Eco and Tec Kyoto
2.5 of 5
Eco and Tec Kyoto
$63 - $141
Ranked #15 of 373 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Midrange

Luck You Kyoto
3.0 of 5
Luck You Kyoto
$88 - $260
Ranked #3 of 373 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Sakura Terrace The Gallery
3.0 of 5
Sakura Terrace The Gallery
$99 - $259
Ranked #11 of 373 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Noku Kyoto
4.0 of 5
Noku Kyoto
$133 - $328 (¥14,688 - ¥36,223)
Ranked #14 of 373 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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All accommodations » Where to stay - Luxury

The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
5.0 of 5
The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto
$720 - $1,706 (¥79,514 - ¥188,404)
Ranked #4 of 373 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Arashiyama Benkei
4.0 of 5
Arashiyama Benkei
$401 - $1,134 (¥44,285 - ¥125,235)
Ranked #5 of 373 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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Hotel Kanra Kyoto
4.0 of 5
Hotel Kanra Kyoto
$291 - $752
Ranked #6 of 373 Hotels / Ryokan in Kyoto
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