Kyoto

Enjoy springtime in Kyoto
Spring in Kyoto is a joyous time of year when the cherry blossom petals sprinkle through the air.
The town and its temples are bathed in pink, offering beautiful scenery you'll only find in spring.

Access

From Kansai International Airport to Kyoto Station

by airport shuttle bus -- 100 minutes

by JR train -- 80 minutes

From downtown Tokyo to Kyoto Station

by plane -- 160 minutes

by bullet train -- 180 minutes

From downtown Fukuoka to Kyoto Station

by bullet train -- 195 minutes

  • The Charms of Kyoto

    The Charms of Kyoto
    Starting in 794 A.D. and for a period of nearly 1,000 years, Kyoto was Japan's capitol city. Everywhere you go, you will find historic buildings and places tied to famous historical figures. Kyoto is simply brimming with the charm and history of Old Japan.

  • Fushimi Inari-taisha

    Fushimi Inari-taisha
    This is the head shrine of the nearly 30,000 Fushimi Inari shrines across Japan.
    Close to 10,000 red torii gates are dedicated to the shrine -- of note is the Senbon-torii spot, an extremely popular and famous destination in Kyoto for its dazzling array of red gates standing one after another after another.

  • Kyoto Originals

    Kyoto Originals
    Another must-try on your journey is unique local cuisine found only in Kyoto -- local "kyo-yasai" vegetables and traditional "kyo-kaiseki," a traditional multi-course dinner featuring immaculately-prepared Kyoto-style delicacies.
    Be sure not to miss the unique confections and souvenirs also found only in Kyoto -- picking out a souvenir for friends and family back home is part of the fun!

  • The Gion district

    The Gion district
    This famous shopping street is where Kyoto's geisha and maiko (geisha-in-training) congregate. Will you spot one in full regalia?
    Gion retains the classic best of Kyoto, preserving it for today. Don't miss this spot if you come to Japan!

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