While most cities in Japan have been heavily influenced by modern technology and scientific advancements, the Kyoto prefecture has remained to be the country’s cultural capital. It has continued to preserve centuries-old temples and shrines, drawing in thousands of tourists who wish to take a glimpse of ancient Japan.
Although it is considered as the center of Japanese culture and heritage, Kyoto has always something new to offer to both first-time travelers or frequent visitors all year round. We rounded up five activities that you should try in this interesting city and all of which you can conveniently book with KKday.
If you went to Japan to check out beautiful temples and intricately-designed shrines, then Kyoto is the perfect destination for you. There is the Kinkakuji Temple, whose top two floors are covered with gold leaf. It sits by a pond and is best visited in the morning when the sun hits the golden walls. This Zen temple was originally built for Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, a retired shogun.
Of course, there is Kyoto’s most iconic landmark, the Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine, made famous by its Instagram-worthy walkway made of 12,000 orange torii gates. The shrine is dedicated to Inari, the Shinto god of rice and sake. Admission is free and it is open 24/7, so expect herds of tourists visiting this shrine. Make sure to drop by early in the morning or late in the afternoon for a bigger chance to have this place to yourself.
Other structures worth visiting are the Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Eikando Zenrinji Temple, Sanjusangendo Temple, Ryoanji Temple, Tenryuji Temple, Nido Castle, Kifune Shrine, Philosopher’s Path, and Arashiyama Bamboo Grove.
Kyoto Day Tour: Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine with Lunch
Kyoto Day Tour: Kiyomizudera Temple, Sanjusangendo, Arashiyama, and Kinkakuji Temple
Kyoto Tour: Arashiyama, Togetsukyo Bridge, Sagano Romantic Train, Hozugawa Riverboat
Kyoto Day Tour: Arashiyama, Kinkaku-ji Temple, and Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine
Rent A Kimono
Turn your geisha dreams into reality by renting a kimono and roaming the streets of Kyoto dressed in these silk masterpieces. Maximize your rental by getting a package that comes with a photoshoot by a professional photographer. Some even include a maiko makeover so you will really look the part. You can book these tours with KKday for a hassle-free and more convenient experience.
What’s a trip to Kyoto without indulging in some Japanese specialties? Whether you’re eating at an inexpensive shop or sitting in a fine Michelin-starred restaurant, your stomach will definitely flutter in delight at what Kyoto has to offer. Get ready to feast on authentic Kaiseki cuisine prepared by dedicated chefs, who always aim for perfection. Be amazed at how these dishes are masterfully crafted and served for every customer.
You may explore on your own, but for added convenience, you can book a seat in different restaurants with KKday.
Glamping may not be the first thing to come to mind when traveling to Kyoto, but it is a rising trend among travelers to this city.
GRAX is a high-class glamping site in Kyoto that allows you to experience the great Japanese outdoors without the hassle of bringing your own camping gear. They will have everything prepared for you, and all you have to do is enjoy communing with nature.
Try this interesting experience by booking with KKday and your trip to Kyoto will surely be one for the books.
Book A Unique Tour Or Experience
You will never run out of things to do in Kyoto. If you think you’ve seen it all, go check KKday and we will surely have something unique for you to try. You can book a ticket to the Kyoto Aquarium, ride the Sagano Scenic Railway, try an onsen spa, or even go on a rickshaw tour in Arashiyama.
Don’t miss any of the experiences listed here when in Kyoto!