Before you hurry off to Kyoto on a whim, take some time to learn a little about it.
To help you find your feet, Kyoto sits 25 miles (40 kilometers) to the northeast of the well-known city of Osaka.
This area of Kinki is home to around 1,500,000 residents.
It's time for your vacation! Why not treat yourself to a night of luxury? If you're after service fit for royalty and soft, silky sheets, lock in a room at The Ritz-Carlton, Kyoto (Kamogawa Nijo-Ohashi Hotori, Nakagyo-ku) or the Nazuna Kyoto Nijo-tei ~Service&Dedication~ (580, Kusuriyacho, Nakagyo-ku). However, if you don't think you'll see much of your suite, how about a cheaper option like the Ryokan Yoshida-sanso (59-1 Yoshida Shimo-ooji-cho, Sakyo-ku) or the Kujo Stays (8, Higashikujo Nakatonodacho)?
Nothing's more exciting than being only a stone's throw away from an iconic attraction. Fortunately, the Konruri-An Machiya Residence Inn and the Fushizome-an Machiya Residence Inn are both within walking distance of Nijo Castle. Book now and snatch up the ideal one for you!
Experience the true essence of this city hub by checking out places like Fushimi Inari Shrine and Katsura Imperial Villa. If you've got a little more time up your sleeve, Heian Shrine and the Ryoanji Temple are well worth visiting too.
Try to imagine the secrets and stories hiding within Kyoto Imperial Palace as you look up at its lovely facade. Want some more options? The intimacy and artistry of live theater is difficult to ignore. Book your tickets for a show at Gion Corner and experience its wonder and charm for yourself! But that's not all there is. Built to worship the gods, temples afford travelers a wonderful look into another culture and religion. Learn about the local belief system and take in the spiritual monument of Toji Temple.