Best Things to Do in Kyoto & Kyoto Attractions

tourandtravel -- Jan 21
Kyoto is one of very few cities that avoided destruction during the Second World War. With its 2000 temples and shrines, it is considered the cultural capital of Japan.

Fushimi Inari Shrine is famous for thousands of vermilion torii gates which are known as Senbon Torii. Millions of worshipers come here every year and show their respect by making a short prayer. Another must-see attraction is the Nijo-jo Castle which was the residence of the Tokugawa shoguns in Kyoto, who had been ruling Japan for over 260 years . The castle is surrounded by the beautiful Ninomaru Garden with a lake which was laid out around 1602–1603 when the castle was built.

If you want to see Geishas – women trained for years in the traditional Japanese arts such as dance, music and singing – visit Gion – Kyoto’s most famous geisha district. It is filled with shops, restaurants and teahouses and you can get a glimpse of these famous Japanese entertainers.

Kyoto has always been famous for its tea. To fully appreciate this timeless drink, go to the area of Wazuka and Uji where you can enjoy activities focused on the region’s world-famous tea which both emperors and peasants have enjoyed for centuries. Taste delicious Japanese Kyoto traditional sweets dessert set - dango, jelly noodle and green tea.