Kyoto is the old capital of Japan for many centuries since Heian Period which begun in 794 to 1868 when the capital moved to Tokyo.

Kyoto owns numbers of well preserved historical sites such as shrines, temples and gardens, and the rich natural environment surrounded by mountains which displays beautiful colors in each season. It also represents the long history and tradition of Japan by traditional entertainments such as Maiko and Geiko performances.

Let’s take a look at our list of Kyoto’s most popular areas with best highlights.


Check out our picks of must-do in Kyoto
30 Best Things to Do in Kyoto


Want to see new and trendy tourist attractions in the old capital?
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Kyoto at Night: 5 Best Temples in Kyoto to Visit at Night
10 Best Activities in Kyoto
15 Best Spots to Photograph in Kyoto
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10 Best Things to Do in Kyoto in Autumn
Best Things to Do in Kyoto in Winter


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10 Best Day Trips from Kyoto
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Kyoto: 15 Best Things to Do apart from Temples and Shrines
10 Best Free Things to Do in Kyoto
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10 Best Things to Do in Kyoto at Night
5 Best Kimono Rental in Kyoto


Check both the traditional and popular Japanese food options in Kyoto!
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Top 5 MATCHA Cafes in Kyoto
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5 Best Teppanyaki in Kyoto
10 Best Michelin Star Restaurants in Kyoto
Best Places to Drink in Kyoto


Unique and traditional Japanese souvenirs are offered throughout Kyoto.
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