Spring is here and it's time for sakura! Amazing Japanese cherry trees cover themselves in splendid pink blossoms every spring. They are a beautiful sight and a cultural wonder in Kyoto.
Our Kyoto Blog
Read our thoughts and impressions of Kyoto from our regular walks around the city. Find the latest happenings, our favorite places, and ways to get the best out of your Kyoto experience.
UNESCO World Heritage Sites
These 17 temples are some of the most magnificent temples in Kyoto. Designated by UNESCO as the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto, these temples stand out among the 2,000 temples and shrines in Kyoto Prefecture.
Kyoto is fascinating at any time of the year. It especially comes alive during its world famous festivals. Full of parades and period costumes, the festivals in Kyoto are bright, colorful, exciting, and well worth your time to experience them.
Kyoto is an amazing city - a mixture of ancient culture and modern amenities. A center of culture in Japan for over a 1,000 years, Kyoto is filled with fine architecture, gardens, art, food, crafts, music, and more. Look closely for small aesthetic details, everywhere.