What We Love About Kyoto

Despite its history of war and occurrence of fires in the past, the city of Kyoto has remained resilient, its unique beauty unrivaled. You will find that this city embodies "wabi-sabi", a part of Japanese philosophy which appreciates beauty in imperfection. As the place of origin of the Japanese geishas, get the chance to take a peek into their enigmatic and ancient art form. Spend a morning amongst the towering bamboo groves of Arashiyama, learn formal traditions such as kaiseki dining, or get acquainted with the Kinkaku-ji's serene environment. Best of all, walk through the long stretch of torii gates of Fushimi Inari-taisha as it leads to the forest of Mount Inari.

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1 Sep SUN 23° 21°
2 Sep MON 30° 21°

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Kintetsu Rail Pass: Explore Osaka, Kyoto, Nagoya and Nara from SGD18.80!

If you're planning to head to Osaka, Nara, Kyoto and Nagoya, we'd definitely recommend the Kintetsu Rail Pass for hassle free travels in and out of those cities. No more queuing up for single trip tickets plus you'll get to save big!

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Explore Kyoto

See the ancient capital of Japan, and experience its profound culture and splendid historical relics

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Step into the city's prominent culinary scene for a real taste of authentic, local food culture

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About Kyoto

Despite its history of war and occurrence of fires in the past, the city of Kyoto has remained resilient, its unique beauty unrivaled. You will find that this city embodies "wabi-sabi", a part of Japanese philosophy which appreciates beauty in imperfection.


As the place of origin of the Japanese geishas, get the chance to take a peek into their enigmatic and ancient art form. Spend a morning amongst the towering bamboo groves of Arashiyama, learn formal traditions such as kaiseki dining, or get acquainted with the Kinkaku-ji's serene environment. Best of all, walk through the long stretch of torii gates of Fushimi Inari-taisha as it leads to the forest of Mount Inari.

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Local Weather

  • DEC - FEB
    11°

  • MAR - MAY
    24°

  • JUN - AUG
    33° 19°

  • SEP - NOV
    28°

General Information

  • Time Zone
    GMT +09:00

  • Currency
    Japanese Yen

    1USD = 105.41JPY

  • Best Time To Visit
    • APR - MAY

      Cherry Blossom season

    • OCT

      Jidai Matsuri (Festival of the Ages) and Kurama

    • NOV

      Autumn is famous for its nice weather and scenery

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