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Kyoto Travel guide
Kyoto : Michelin's recommendations
As soon as it was founded in the 8C, Kyoto – now a UNESCO World Heritage Site – was one of the largest capitals in the world and renowned for its magnificence and its spirit. It was here that the uniqueness of Japanese culture emerged. The 16C brought fresh impetus to the city's spiritual and cultural life. Spared from earthquakes and the onslaught of the Second World War, and having opted for clean industry, Kyoto has retained its architectural integrity. Its 3 000 temples and shrines and 200 gardens are the cornerstones for an escapade among the treasures of the past. Rediscover the art of taking your time.
Tourist attractions Kyoto : Things to see and do
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The 13C Sanjusangen-do Temple is an unadorned wooden structure that stretches out over 120m. In contrast to this austere external appearance is the incredible extravaganza inside. In the dim lighting you can make out 1 001 statues of the Goddess of M..
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Inaugurated in 1897, the Imperial Museum was created to preserve Kyoto's cultural treasures, which were under threat from the Emperor's own modernisation plans for the city. Now the National Museum, the old Baroque-style building is given over to exc..
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Ginkaku-ji, or "Silver Pavilion", was built upon the wishes of the shogun Ashikaga Yoshimasa (1435-1490), whose grandfather constructed the Golden Pavilion. The Onin War interrupted work and the temple was never clad in precious metal. The ..
Nakagyo-ku Horikawadori Nijojomae JPN - Kyoto
Centrally located in Kyoto City and in front of Nijo Castle (a UNESCO World Heritage Site), Kyoto Kokusai Hotel offers 3 dining options, a lovely Japanese garden and free Wi-Fi at the lobby and lounge. The air-conditioned rooms at Hotel Kokusai are ..
Nakagyo-ku Horikawa-dori Sanjo-agaru Higashigawa JPN - Kyoto
Prix Prices from : 7500 JPY
Kyoto Horikawa Inn is a 10-minute drive from JR Kyoto Station and a 5-minute walk from Nijyo-Jyo-Mae Subway Station. It offers air-conditioned rooms with free internet access and a private bathroom. Horikawa Inn's rooms are also fitted with a TV wit..
Nakagyo-ku Karasuma-dori Sanjo-sagaru Manjuya-cho 604 JPN - Kyoto
Prix Prices from : 13000 JPY
Hotel Monterey Kyoto is 150 metres from Karasumaoike Subway Station and a 15-minute walk from the Imperial Palace. It offers European-style accommodation with a spa, sauna facilities and free internet. Decorated in calm colours with sophisticated de..
Leisure activities Kyoto
Experience Kyoto's 1,200 year history, Japan's capital from 794 to 1868. Visit Nijo Castle, the residence of the Tokugawa era shoguns, and marvel at the gold-leaf covered Golden Pavilion, which houses sacred relics of Buddha and is surrounded by an e..
Experience Kyoto's 1,200 year history in one morning! Visit Nijo Castle, the residence of the Tokugawa era shoguns. Marvel at the gold-leaf covered Golden Pavilion, which houses sacred relics of Buddha, and stroll through the garden surrounding it, s..
Prices from : 69 €
Bathe yourself in the rural atmosphere of Saga-Arashiyama, a short train ride from Kyoto. With Mt. Arashiyama as the backdrop, take a morning walk through the Sagano Bamboo Grove, visiting Zen temples along the way. One of them, Tenryuji, is consider..