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Restaurants For Every Budget in Kyoto

In a country where dining out can be tricky for vegetarians, Kyoto is the exception. Its vast number of Buddhist temples helped the city develop into a centre for shojin ryori – ‘devotion cuisine’ – tofu-based vegetarian dishes. For the non-vegetarian, Kyoto offers a diverse range of dining options from no-frills standing noodle bars to a candlelit yakiniku (Japanese barbeque) dinner on a restaurant terrace overlooking the banks of the Kamo River.
607-8093 Oike-sagaru Tominokoji Nakagyo District, Kyoto
The story of Nakamura is rather simple. Seibei, the founder started peddling fish. To do this, he reportedly had to travel 75 km, all the way to Wakasa.
626 Maruyamacho, Yasakatoriimae Higashi iru, Higashiyama-ku, Kyoto 605-0071
If you want to try out Mizai you better book ahead, some people wait for months to get a table at this famed restaurant.
58, Susukinobaba-cho, Saga Tenryuji, Ukyo District, Kyoto 616-8385
Kitcho Arashiyama Honten has continued its kaiseki tradition ever since its founding.

Shopping Destinations in Kyoto

Kyoto has thousands of shopping options to suit every taste and budget, from designer brand shopping along the central Shijo Street to 100-yen shops and thrift stores in the Teramachi Street arcade. Traditional Japanese attire such as kimonos and yukatas are popular souvenirs for visitors to Kyoto. The city is also renowned for its exquisite lacquerware, decorative umbrellas, and fragrant incense.
Teramachi Street
Shijo Street
Mimuro, Shimogyo Ward

Sight-Seeing In Kyoto

Home to nearly three-quarters of Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites and thousands of temples, Kyoto boasts an impressive number of must-see tourist attractions. Highlights include the beautiful Golden Pavilion, majestic Nijo Castle, and tranquil Arashiyama bamboo grove. While Kyoto has an excellent rail network, many of the main sights are at opposite edges of the city, so a bit of pre-planning can potentially save you a lot of backtracking.

Great Places To Stay in Kyoto

Kyoto offers the full range of accommodation options, from elegant five-star resorts to more affordable hotels and hostels. The city is famous for its ryokan guesthouses, where you can experience a traditional Japanese-style inn complete with sliding shoji doors, tatami mat flooring, and futons.
538-1, Nakano-Machi, Shijo-Agaru, Shinkyogoku-Dori, Nakagyo District, Kyoto City, Kyoto 604-8042, Japan
The Super Hotel Kyoto Shikokawaramachi, which opened in 2008, provides guests with a unique bath experience.
432 Matsuya-cho Gojo-dori Karasuma- Higashiiru Shimogyo District, Kyoto 600 8105 Japan
At Citadines Karasuma-Gojo you can take a break from the regular hotel rooms, and relax in a spacious and comfortable apartment.
601-8016 Kyoto, Kyoto, Minami District Higashi-kujo Karasuma-cho 1-1, Japan
From the moment you walk into the Sakura Terrace, you will feel welcomed.

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