The image of classical Japan, Kyoto was Japan’s capital for over 1,000 years, taking over from Nara in the 8th century and replaced by Tokyo in the 19th. The city has learned the art of balancing its incredibly old, rich culture (17 sites are listed as UNESCO World Heritage here) with the contemporary world, meaning you can explore anything from ancient Buddhist temples and elaborate palaces to the art of manga and nouveau cuisine. Long a centre of religion, culture, food and art, it is in the quiet backstreets and tranquil temples that Kyoto’s traditional soul dwells – hurrying between engagements with the flawless geisha, in the tea ceremony or in the quiet contemplation of a zen garden – whilst it can be easy to miss, it’s also easy to find.

Kyoto at a Glance

We all enjoy a good fact or two - here are a few useful ones about Kyoto:

GMT +9
time difference
12 Hours
flight time
127 Million
population
Tenryuji
Temple
famous landmark
Kaiseki
Ryori
local food
Spring
best time to visit

Popular Holidays to Kyoto

Kyoto offers a wealth of wonderful sights and experiences. What better way to explore them than on a Wendy Wu tour?

Jewels of Japan Tour

11 days from £3,990pp
  • Mount Fuji
  • Hiroshima & Miyajima
  • Vibrant Tokyo
  • Himeji Castle
  • Kyoto
Discover Japan Tour

13 days from £4,390pp
  • Mount Fuji
  • Matsumoto Castle
  • Kyoto's Shrines
  • Japanese Alps
Trails of Japan Tour

13 days from £4,690pp
  • Mount Fuji Hike
  • Snow Monkeys in Yudanaka
  • Koya-san Temple Stay

Things To See In Kyoto

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