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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.
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 Sanjodori Karasuma Nishiiru Mikura-cho 80 JPN - Kyoto
Mitsui Garden Hotel Kyoto Sanjo is a 1-minute walk from Karasuma Oike Subway Station. The 4-star hotel offers modern accommodation with a restaurant, free internet and a public bath with views of the garden. Guestrooms offer both air-conditioning an..
Nakagyo-ku Karasuma-dori Sanjo-sagaru Manjuya-cho 604 JPN - Kyoto
Prix Prices from : 8750 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..
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
Start the evening in style by participating in a tea ceremony and having dinner at a traditional Japanese inn. The meal, a simple, traditional, Zen-style spread, is well thought out to provide perfectly balanced nutrition. After dinner, take in Gion'..
Prices from : 42 €
Visit some of Kyoto's most exquisite landmarks! Walk through Sanjusangendo Temple, Japan's longest wooden structure, which is famous for its 1,001 human-sized Kannon statues. Browse through specialty shops on the way up to Kiyomizudera Temple, from w..
Prices from : 43 €
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..