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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7 Best Instagram Worthy Temples and Shrines in Kyoto
15 Best Tours and Activities in Kyoto
15 Best Spots to Photograph in Kyoto


Learn the history of Kyoto and feel the rich nature!
10 Must-Visit Kyoto Shrines and Temples for First Timers
Kyoto at Night: 5 Best Temples in Kyoto to Visit at Night
Fushimi Inari Taisha: Kyoto’s Most Visited Shrine
Kinkakuji Temple: Kyoto’s Golden Pavilion
Kyoto Kiyomizudera Temple: When is the Best Time to Visit?
Sanjusangendo: Kyoto’s Buddhist Temple with 1,001 Golden Statues
Ginkakuji Temple: Silver Pavilion in Kyoto


Check both the traditional and popular Japanese food options in Kyoto!
10 Best Restaurants in Kyoto
Top 5 MATCHA Cafes in Kyoto
10 Best Instagram-Worthy Desserts in Kyoto
Kamogawa River: 5 Nice Viewing Restaurants and Cafes on Kamogawa River


Unique and traditional Japanese souvenirs are offered throughout Kyoto.
7 Must-Buy Matcha Sweets in Kyoto!
What to Buy in Kyoto
10 Most Popular Sweets in Kyoto


Which do you like to stay, historical Machiya hotels or budget and nice accommodations?
Where to Stay in Kyoto: 7 Best Cheap Hotels
Machiya Kyoto: Best Traditional Style Hotels in Kyoto
10 Best Airbnb in Kyoto


How to Move around Kyoto
10 Best Day Trips from Kyoto
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Bus Guide between Kyoto and Kansai International Airport (KIX)
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11 Best Kaiseki Restaurants in Kyoto
5 Best Kimono Rental in Kyoto
Best Naked Spots in Japan
10 Best Things to Do in Kyoto in Summer
10 Best Activities in Kyoto
11 Best Things to Do in Kyoto 2023
10 Best Things to Do in Kyoto in April 2023
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