Things to do in Kyoto

Top Things To Do In Kyoto

Explore the best things to do in Kyoto. These are the most preferred tourist activities.

Top Tourist Attractions in Kyoto

Must see places in Kyoto ranked on popularity. Here is the complete list of best attractions in Kyoto and point of interests to visit.

  • #1 of 125 Things To Do in Kyoto

    Fushimi Inari-taisha

    Added 102870 times in Trip Plans
  • #2 of 125 Things To Do in Kyoto

    Kinkaku-ji

    Added 93347 times in Trip Plans
  • #3 of 125 Things To Do in Kyoto

    Kiyomizu-dera

    Added 82572 times in Trip Plans
  • #4 of 125 Things To Do in Kyoto

    Nijo Castle

    Added 64869 times in Trip Plans
  • #5 of 125 Things To Do in Kyoto

    Gion District

    Added 93474 times in Trip Plans
  • #6 of 125 Things To Do in Kyoto

    Arashiyama

    Added 83379 times in Trip Plans
  • #7 of 125 Things To Do in Kyoto

    Ginkaku-ji

    Added 55907 times in Trip Plans
  • #8 of 125 Things To Do in Kyoto

    Sanjusangen-do

    Added 65368 times in Trip Plans
  • #9 of 125 Things To Do in Kyoto

    Nishiki Market

    Added 77263 times in Trip Plans
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Best places to go and 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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