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Popular Attractions in Kyoto

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.

What are some good attractions in Kyoto?

Here are some of the most recommended attractions in Kyoto.

Japan, 京都府京都市北区金閣寺町1 Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture


Fushimi Inari Taisha
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Kiyomizu-dera Temple
294 Kiyomizu 1-chome, Higashiyama Ward Kyoto, Japan

+81 75-551-1234
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Nijo Castle
Kyoto, Nakagyo Ward

Kyoto Station
Higashishiokoji Kamadonocho, Shimogyo Ward Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture
Gion Corner
570-2 Gionmachi Minamigawa, Higashiyama-ku Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Arashiyama Bamboo Forest
Kyoto, Japan

Temple of the Golden Pavilion
Kyoto, Japan

278 Karasuma Dori Kyoto, 京都府
Sentō Imperial Palace
上京区京都御苑 Kyoto, Japan
Poco a Poco
東洞院六角カド Kyoto, 京都府
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture

Rengeoin Sanjusangendo
Kyoto, Kyoto Prefecture



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

Where can I find out more about Kyoto?

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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