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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.
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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 Muromachi-dori Oike Minami-iru JPN - Kyoto
Prix Prices from : 8085 JPY
Only a 1-minute walk from Karasuma-Oike Subway Station, Kyoto Garden Hotel offers free Wi-Fi/wired internet in all areas of the property. The hotel features a Chinese restaurant, massages and free parking spaces. Rooms are equipped with an LCD TV wi..
Nakagyo-ku Horikawadori Nijojomae JPN - Kyoto
Prix Prices from : 9000 JPY
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 Nijojo-mae JPN - Kyoto
ANA Crowne Plaza Hotel Kyoto (formerly ANA Hotel Kyoto) is in front of the Nijo Castle and a 1-minute walk from Nijojo-Mae Metro Station. It features a shuttle from Kyoto Station, an indoor pool and 5 restaurants. Guestrooms at the Crowne Plaza Hote..
Leisure activities Kyoto
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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..
Experience Kyoto, Japan's capital from 794-1868. Visit Nijo Castle, the residence of the Tokugawa era shoguns, and the gold-leaf covered Golden Pavilion, which houses sacred relics of Buddha and is surrounded by exquisite gardens renowned for their b..
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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..