Kyoto Tower at Night
As the imperial capital of Japan for nearly a thousand years before Tokyo, Kyoto is rich in heritage, custom and culture. Centrally located on the island of Honshu and easily accessible from Osaka and Tokyo, Kyoto makes for a wonderful day trip or longer stay where visitors can step back in time and enjoy the history, food and sights and friendly people of this fascinating city.


Kyoto stone bridge

About Kyoto

Once the capital of Japan, Kyoto is rich in heritage and tradition making it a popular destination for visitors to Japan. Located on the island…

Gion Kyoto


A visit to Kyoto is not complete without visiting the traditional entertainment district known as Gion. This tight district located around the Shinjo Avenue between…

Kyoto National Museum

Kyoto National Museum

Opening in 1895 the Kyoto National Museum is one of the major museums in Japan and focuses on pre-modern Japanese and Asian art. Established as…

Japan Rail 489 EMU

Kyoto Railway Museum

Opened in 2016 as the Kyoto Railway Museum. and with a budget of some 7 billion yen, the West Japan Railway Company has transformed the…

Kyoto Tower at Dusk

Kyoto Tower

Opening in 1964 and designed to look like a Japanese candle by architect Makoto Tanahashi, the Kyoto Tower is one of the more unusual structures…

Nishiki Market Kyoto

Nishiki Market

For that real culinary experience in Kyoto, a visit to the Nishiki Market is a must with an incredible array of food, both fresh and…

Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine

The Shinto Yasaka Shrine is one of the more stunning sights found in Kyoto’s Gion district, especially the red shrine gates as shown in our…

Only in Japan


These huge mechanical crabs are popular with many seafood restaurants.