One Day in Kyoto

A suggested itinerary with things to do in Kyoto in one day.

Day 1: One Day in Kyoto

Kinkaku-ji (Golden Pavilion Temple)

Commonly known as the Golden Pavilion Temple because of its characteristic golden colour, this Zen Buddhist temple is one of the most…

Nijō Castle

Built in 1603, this castle belongs to one of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto which have been designated by UNESCO as a World…

The Museum of Kyoto

An amazing museum focused on the history of the city. See the model of ancient Kyoto and many artefacts relating to its history.

Nishikikoji-dori

If you are a fan of traditional Japanese cuisine, this place is a must visit for you.

Pontochō

Ponto-chō is a Hanamachi district, which literally translates as "flower town." This name is a Japanese way of saying that there are geisha…

Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka Shrine is one of the Kanpei-taisha, which means that it is highly supported by the government. Its history dates back to 656.

Maruyama Park

Kyoto's most popular spot for cherry blossom viewing. The most famous place in the park is the Shidarezakura (weeping cherry tree), which…

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