Kyoto area by area
Where to stay
Recommended accommodations in Kyoto
Recommended ryokans in Kyoto
quiet area away from the city center, home to many important temples and other attractions
the commercial heart of the city
famous Shinto shrine from which start the paths to go up the nearby hill
the "geisha district", one of the areas where you can "breathe" an atmosphere of ancient Japan
"old style" area of Kyoto near the famous temple Kiyomizudera
the south of the famous Higashiyama district, where you can find the Sanjusangendo and the Kyoto National Museum
immense Imperial Park surrounding the Kyoto Imperial Palace
modern and very lively area around the main station of the city
Kurama and Kibune
two small towns in the mountains north of Kyoto, connected by a path through the woods and temples
a mountain near Kyoto, in the midst of its forests there is an important Buddhist temple, the Enryakuji
the castle of the city
the large northern area, where there are some of the most famous temples of the city
quiet rural area just outside of Kyoto where there are some interesting temples
another rural area, south of Kyoto, with some temples almost unknown to tourists
the area around the Heian Shrine, considered the "cultural center" of Kyoto because some museums are located there
a path along a canal surrounded by cherry trees, with some interesting temples nearby
the "japanese capital of green tea", a small town south of Kyoto, rich in history
Guided tours, activities and other things to do
If you are planning a trip to Japan and you want to do something more than just visiting famous places and monuments, we suggest you to use Govoyagin
How to use Govoyagin
Govoyagin is a very useful website to enrich your travel experience
, especially if you are going solo or it's your first time in Japan.
Because of the language barrier (and more), in Japan it is very difficult to interact with the locals and to get off the tourist track.
Thanks to Govoyagin you can find a lot of interesting and sometimes unique guided tours and activities
all over Japan (and not only in Japan), that you would otherwise never be able to enjoy.
But there's more: on Govoyagin you can also buy tickets
for several famous attractions, events, transportation and other useful services for tourists. Last but not least, you can reserve a table
in hundreds of restaurants.