Kyoto: The Japanese City of Ten Thousand Shrines
Package price: JPY 20,400- JPY 49,400/ $199.08- $ 482.10 per person
Standard price: JPY 34,900/ $340.59 per person
High rate price: JPY 53,000/ $517.23
Low rate price: JPY 18,500/ $180.54
Pin code: 6030000
Altitude: 86m / 282 ft
Longitude: 135°45′13″ E
Latitude: 35°01′15″ N
State: Kyoto Prefecture
Nearest airport: Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport
Nearest train station: Kyoto station
How to reach: Kyoto, the former imperial city of Japan, can be accessed via airways, roadways and trains. Kyoto does not have its own airport but the nearest airport to the city is Kansai International Airport. Tourists can board Haruka Limited Express from Kansai to reach Kyoto. Kyoto can be reached from Tokyo via Shinkansen (bullet train).Comfortable limousine buses ply from Kansai airport to Kyoto twice an hour. You can reach Kyoto by car via Meishin Expressway between Nagoya and Osaka.
Season to visit: Spring and autumn are the best seasons to visit Kyoto. Spring season (last week of March-first two weeks of April), also known as the cherry blossom season, is one of the best time to visit Kyoto to see the city covered in crimson hue due to the cherry blossoms. The autumn foliage also attracts tourists in the month of November for autumn leaf-viewing or “Momiji-gari” in Japanese.
Kyoto, a province of the Kansai region and capital city of Kyoto Prefecture, is located in a valley bordered by Tamba highlands. Kyoto being the former imperial capital of Japan, still exudes its old-world charm with an urban tinge. Kyoto’s quite and serene temples; lush and sublime gardens; vibrant and historically-rich shrines, appeal to the tourists worldwide. The presence of thousands of shrines and temples in this city has earned it the reputation as the city of ten thousand shrines. The city is the 9th largest city of Japan which envelopes a population of about 1.474 million.
Kyoto with its regal imperial palaces and villas, sanctified shrines and temples has been the attraction of tourists around the globe. UNESCO has branded 17 historic sites of Kyoto as World Heritage Sites under the designation of ‘Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto’. Kyoto with its lush valleys, rich culture, vibrant festivals, historic-monuments and shrines, picturesque landscapes, spring cherry tree blossoms and autumn foliage makes it a traveler’s dream land. People who wish to enjoy an old world charm along with the luxuries of the urban life; this city of Japan is the ultimate destination. You cannot miss to explore some of the tourist attractions in Kyoto if you are visiting the city. Here are the most-admired places of Kyoto which are worth visiting:
Three Day Suggested Itinerary for
Explore the historically-rich city: Kyoto’s highlights- Golden and Silver pavilion, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nijo castle, Kyoto handicraft centre, Shimbashi in Gion.
Sushi and Nara: a walk through the Nishiki food markets, the assorted back streets of Kyoto to imbibe the culture, a visit to the brewery museum, explore historic treasures of Nara, free-roaming deer in Deer Park, etc.
Bamboo grooves and neon lights of the city: a stroll to the extensive and charming bamboo grooves, mountain temples of Arashiyama district, Jajakoji temple-a pagoda surrounded by Japanese maples(a major tourist attraction in autumn), explore Kyoto’s shopping district immersed in neon lights.
Inclusions of the package: Bus, train and entry fare along with lodging.
Other festivals of Kyoto include Daimon –Ji Gozan Okuribi, Kurama-no-hi Matsuri, Aoi Matsuri, Jidai Matsuri, and Setsubun Matsuri.
Things to do in Kyoto:
Popular hotels in Kyoto
Some of the popular restaurants in Kyoto-
Three to four days are enough to imbibe the beauty and variety of Kyoto, the cultural cradle of Japan. Kyoto marks the amalgamation of both tradition and modernization. Both the glitzy concrete buildings and the colorful historical shrines coexist in this city of Japan.
How to get there?
Kyoto can be accessed by air, road and rail but tourists usually prefer to take a ride of the famous Japanese bullet train from Tokyo, which offers a panoramic view of the landscape. Kyoto’s nearest international airport is Kansai International Airport. You can take a luxurious limousine bus ride from Kansai to Kyoto or take Kansai Airport Express, Haruka to reach Kyoto. There are many bus routes connecting different parts of Japan to Kyoto. Kyoto can be reached by car via Meishin expressway.
Excursions from Kyoto