Experience the temples, shrines and gardens that make Kyoto Japan's capital of culture on this unique tour of the city!
Durationup to 3 hours 30 minutes
Where to go
When you think about Kyoto, the first thing that probably comes to mind is Japan's ancient mystical splendor. Just 2 hours away by bullet train from Tokyo, the former old ancient capital represents Japan's history, culture and heritage, embodying Japan's old roots and identity. If visitors want to truly experience "Old Japan" then this is a must-see destination, which will not leave anyone disappointed.
Kyoto's enchanting fairy-tale-like beauty is defined by its countless temples, shrines, and historical buildings, all encompassed in a mystical atmosphere and time-stopping ambiance. It would probably take you more than a month to see everything in this old ancient capital many of them part of the UNESCO World Heritage Programme (17 in total), such as the Fushimi Inari Taisha, the Ninna-ji Temple, the To-ji Temple and the world-famous Kinkaku-ji, quite possibly the symbol of the city itself.
But Kyoto doesn't stop here. Aside from delighting visitors' eyes, the ancient city is also famous for its tantalizing local traditional cuisine. Travelers can participate in the famous Kyo-Kaiseki, a traditional Japanese food ceremony (expensive but worth it) which allows everyone to have a quasi-sacred experience with Kyoto's local dishes. Visitors who are more "on-the-go" can still taste the city's local authenticity with its numerous inviting street food stalls, such as the ones found at Nishiki Market.