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Why Kyoto?

Explore historic sights and wander the atmospheric streets of Kyoto

A holiday to Japan is not complete without spending time in the former capital of Japan, Kyoto. Home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites, Kyoto was the centre of politics for 1,100 years. This culturally rich city offers many interesting places to visit including museums, art galleries, shrines and temples. Popular historic sites include the Kiyomizu-dera Temple and Nijo Castle. You will also discover an exciting food culture with a variety of amazing food on offer including Sushi, Kaiseki-ryori, tempura and noodles. During you time in Kyoto you may come across a Geisha and Maiko (apprentice Geisha) wearing traditional kimono. Gino, one of the main downtown districts in Kyoto, is where you may catch a sight of them. There is so much to discover and experience in Kyoto so choose the season, take your time and enjoy this historic and charming city.

Three geishas walking Gion Kyoto- apan
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