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.
Karasuma-Oike, Nagakyo-Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 604-0846 Japan.
If you love Japanese pop culture, you will love the Kyoto International Manga Museum!
3 Gyoen, Kamigyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 602-0881, Japan.
The Sento Palace was built in the 1630's for Emperor Go-Mizunoo's retirement.
541 Nijojocho, Nakagyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture 604-8301, Japan.
The castle is considered as one of the finest examples of feudal architecture as it is still in its original form.
721-1 Karasuma Dori, Higashishiokojicho, Shimogyo Ward, Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture, 600-8216, Japan.
If you want to see the city of Kyoto in all its glory then Kyoto Tower, the city's tallest building is the best place to do so.