If you're a first time visitor to Kyoto, you might prefer a more touristy area, but if you're a solo traveler, a local neighborhood could be more interesting. Some areas have lots of things to do within walking distance, but it may be more expensive. To give you a starting point for your trip research, we looked at what people say about attractions in Kyoto.
Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Kyoto.
Here's what Trippy members had to say about attractions:
"The Kinkaku-ji is a must-visit in Kyoto for its antiquity, history and sheer opulence of structure." See More
"Kinkaku-ji and Kiyomizu-Dera are pretty popular among tourists, but i recommend Rengeoin Sanjusangendo-temple." See More
"Hey, to get around Kyoto you can easily walk but if you want to visit Fushimi Inari Taisha (the big red tori gates) then take the JR west list from Kyoto Station to Inari Station then its just a short walk." See More
"Don't visit the theatre the Gion Corner; a tourist trap 4." See More
"Kyoto a must-many beautiful temples,go to Arashiyama Sagano are in western Kyoto-get City Bus 28 or Kyoto Bus 71, 72 or 73-temples, traditional houses and babmboo forest." See More
"In Kyoto you can visit the famed Kinkaku-ji (Golden Temple) or visit the Nijo Castle, just roaming the streets of this old town the experience is sublime." See More
"I highly recommend checking out Arashiyama in Kyoto, because it has Arashiyama Bamboo Forest, KT PARK and an amazing river all in one." See More
"End the day at the Sentō Imperial Palace to wrap up the three days." See More
"Try Kanga-an for a bar run by monks (not sure how true this is anymore)." See More
"Try staying in temple lodgings at Shunkoin temple in Kyoto for a different experience of Japan." See More
This page is just a starting point, to really get personalized advice from Kyoto locals and experienced travelers, post a question on Trippy! You can start by browsing the questions other people have asked about Kyoto.
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