Things to do in Kyoto

The Best Things To Do In Kyoto

Being the cultural capital of Japan, Kyoto is populated with thousands of classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. One of the most sought after attraction of Kyoto is Kinkaku-ji (The Golden Pavilion) which is known for its golden reflection shimmering across the pond before it. There is also Ginkaku-ji (The Silver Pavilion) which calls for a must visit and a quaint reflection.

For those who wish to have a dash of fun and entertainment can visit Toei Kyoto Studio Park which is a theme parkwith actors wearing period costumes. Gion, a collection of streets defined by its old wooden buildings, teahouses and exclusive Japanese restaurants, is by far the most famous of attractions that you need to visit while being in Kyoto.

There are also museums that deserve attention in Kyoto, some of which are Umekoji Steam Locomotive Museum and Kyoto International Manga Museum. People also visit Kyoto to see its various shrines such as Yasaka Shrine and Heian Shrine.

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