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How to get around Kyoto
Sep 18, 2022 • 6 Min read
From buses, trains and the subway to discovering the city on foot or by bicycle, here’s our essential guide on how to get around in Kyoto.
Food and Drink
The best places in Kyoto to try traditional food and drinks
Mar 22, 2022 • 5 Min read
Kyoto has a refined culinary tradition that's not to be missed. Here’s our guide to the top spots in Kyoto to try local dishes and drinks.
The best things you can do for free in Kyoto
Feb 7, 2022 • 7 Min read
It's easy to visit Kyoto on a budget. From stunning temples to incredible landscapes, here are the best free things to do in Kyoto.
How to navigate Kyoto on a budget
Feb 2, 2022 • 6 Min read
From cheap travel to affordable food and accommodations, discover our top tips for exploring Kyoto on a budget.
Festivals & Events
When to plan a trip to Kyoto
Jan 19, 2022 • 7 Min read
Kyoto presents a new face with each changing season. From cherry blossom viewing to the parades of Gion Matsuri, here are the best times to visit Kyoto.
The 7 best hikes in Kyoto – for scenery, city views and mountaintop temples
Jan 5, 2022 • 9 Min read
Stunning Kyoto Prefecture, with its spectacular mountain ranges, is crisscrossed by hiking routes. Here are seven of our favorite hikes around Kyoto.
Discover history, culture and world-class food in Kyoto’s most exciting neighborhoods
Dec 23, 2021 • 7 Min read
If you’re looking to explore Kyoto, check out these five diverse neighborhoods in Japan’s most historic major city.
Art and Culture
Kyoto's 7 best museums for contemporary art, traditional sake and popular manga
Dec 20, 2021 • 6 Min read
From fascinating displays of traditional local crafts to stunning exhibitions of modern art, here are seven of the best museums in Kyoto.
Things to know before visiting Kyoto
Dec 16, 2021 • 6 Min read
From planning your trip to local etiquette, here are the most important things to know before going to Kyoto.
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