Kyoto, Japan, has long been considered one of the country’s most beautiful cities. Once the capital of the nation, Kyoto is now an ultra-modern haven that retains a great deal of its ancient charm.

To see some of this long-established glamour, make your way to Kyoto Tower. Just two miles east of the tower is Gion, an entertainment quarter and home to many of Kyoto’s famous geishas. As you walk east through Gion, you’ll find even more old architecture, including several Ryokan, or traditional Japanese inns. Many date back to the Edo period, which ranged from 1603 to 1868.

During your Kyoto tour, take a rickshaw ride to the Sannen-zaka and Ninen-zaka districts, where cars are prohibited and traditional teahouses and temples adorn the nearby landscape. Kyoto is known as “The City of Ten Thousand Shrines” for good reason. Walk through the great open plazas of the Haian Shrine, or spend a quiet moment in the intimate confines of the Shorenin Temple and its beautiful gardens.

The most famous of Kyoto’s temples is Fushimi Inari-taisha, a stunning red complex that sprawls over Mount Inari, which is named after and dedicated to Inari, the fox spirit. A hike to the summit takes about two hours, and will lead you through thousands of colorful sub-shrines and thick, ancient forest. Once you’re at the top, you’ll have a stunning view of Kyoto.

What is your favorite part of Kyoto?

Visit our Kyoto travel guide page for more information or to plan your next vacation!

https://www.expedia.com/Kyoto.d6131486.Destination-Travel-Guides

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39 Comments

  1. frawldog

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I’ll head there in December

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  2. Ericka Garcia

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    My fave city in Japan. I can’t wait to be back!

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  3. Abhishek 316

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Banaras is the new Kyoto.

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  4. gilwe

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    This must be the most beautiful place on earth.

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  5. 虎男トラオ TORAO

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Subscribed

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  6. BIACK DRAGON

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Kyoto animation studios…here we go!!

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  7. 京消特災1

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I’m Japanese and live in Kyoto since I was born. I’m very happy because many foreign people come Kyoto.I wait for you to come to here!

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  8. Shekhar Biswas

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Nice looking for

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  9. S.Naseem Ad

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    @2:03 Those loafers are stacked straighter than my future.

    Reply

  10. Vân Anh

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Kyoto is one of the most beautiful city which I traveled in Japan. Everything is true in this video. However, I didn't visit to Bamboo Forest. It was a pity. I didn't say goodbye to Japan because people said that: "If you say goodbye to sth or someone, it means you won't come back". So I decided not to say it. See you again, Japan – my dream country. From Vietnam !

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  11. 하와이백수

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Lovely spot

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  12. JPN Haruchi

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I live in Kyoto. Everyone should visit there!!! If you need help, I can help you!!

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  13. Abu Hasan

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Very interesting destination to be visited and for traveling many sites… it will be spending so much time in the vehicle and it will be tiresome sometimes. Recommend this video for you guys who travelling so much https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=6aM0hreK_Ic

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  14. Oni Tank

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    綺麗な映像どすなぁ(はんなり)

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  15. Reug Baa

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    What she said: Kyoto is Kyoto, here, now and FOREVER!

    Reply

  16. sircilla chinthaltaana knr

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Nice city

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  17. sircilla chinthaltaana knr

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Nice

    Reply

  18. MONOXQOTEELZ

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    kyotokyo

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  19. BKK.PATTAYA

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    \(^o^)/

    Reply

  20. Sandy Duncan

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Peter Anthony. Afterlife visit

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  21. dayu utari

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I love this country, kind people, great place that we can escape from work, so in love with kyoto 😍

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  22. Meadow P. Gold

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Kyoto looks similar as Seoul palaces. I heard that Ancient Korea hands over lots of culture to Japan. So the structure is very similar as KyungJu and Seoul of Korea.

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  23. Ivan Chang

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Japan is the true ancient China. Big Tang and Big Song Empires.

    Reply

  24. Alejandro Rodríguez Collado

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

  25. Ahmad Rujhan Bin Ibrahim

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    A beautiful low carbon city, Kyoto!

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  26. Sakiko Iizuka

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    1:30, There are not Geisha in Kyoto. They are Maiko or Geiko.

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  27. Arnold J Rimmer BSC

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    So serene and beautiful
    Incredible country <3

    Reply

  28. Anna Luisa Rossini

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    🌹🌹🌹

    Reply

  29. 황인성

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Beautiful citys

    Reply

  30. WONDER KYOTO

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Kyoto is a healing spot. you know?
    http://ur0.work/Ljy4

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  31. ameroffsky

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Very nice videos; I love Expedia.

    But why are there no Expedia videos about Mainland Chinese cities like Shanghai and Beijing?

    I haven't been able to find them.

    Reply

  32. Francisco Munoz

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    One of the best countries I've visited so far. Nicest people ever.

    Reply

  33. astronaft2

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Wonderful video presentation.

    Reply

  34. Ponkti Addrita

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Wish to go there one day!
    💛💜💟

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  35. Miles Friend JR

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    Kyoto is backwards it means Tokyo

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  36. R Randomz

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    wow….

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  37. Nini BLINK

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    One of the most beautiful country👍🏻

    Reply

  38. Aqib khan

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    I have watched more than 50 videos on Expedia channel but this is the best from all.. Really heart touching

    Reply

  39. Maz Dela Cerna

    August 12, 2019 at 8:45 pm

    really interesting! Love your work!

    Reply

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