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  • MOVIX Kyoto
    15 Reviews
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Shinkyogoku Sanjo Sagaru Sakuranocho 400

    So this is your typical Japanese theater. If you are a foreigner like myself, here’s what you need to know: in Japan, going to the movies is expensive....like $18 a ticket. BUT if you go you can...

  • Umekoji Park
    130 Reviews
    Park / Green Space
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Shimogyou-ku Kankijichou 56-3

    Local Park, they do like a local market every once in a while, which was incredible. Also has the train history area and the garden within it which is absolutely gorgeous. Loved just walking through...

  • TOHO Cinemas 2 Jo
    Movie Theater
    Kyoto Kyoto-shi Nakagyo-ku Nishinokyotoganoochou 107
  • Shosei-en Garden
    229 Reviews
    Kyoto Prefecture Kyoto Shimogyo-ku, Shima-nakaya-cho Toyonokono cho, Toyotami-cho

    We visited this garden after doing a tour of the famous Castle adjacent. You need to allow a minimum of 1 hour but to see and appreciate at a more leisurely pace certainly all is more time. After...

  • Pontomachikabunerijo
    53 Reviews
    Kyoto Kyoutoshi Nakagyou-ku Hashishitachou 130

    Do not hesitate to book if you happen to visit Kyoto during their performance time period. You cannot take pictures of the performance so sit back and enjoy the history and dedication of these...

Kyoto Areas


Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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