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By visiting our one-stop shop, you will receive our carefully selected information with practical tips for travelers.
Our goal is to help you have a smooth transition on your grand adventure throughout your visit to Kyoto.
Let’s make sure you have the most incredible experiences during your stay, and have a fantastic adventure throughout the Kyoto area.
“Kyo-Navi” — located inside Kyoto Station — is the place to receive the most up-to-date information about seasonal events such as the Cherry Blossom forecast or brochures for museums. Also, you can find easy-to-follow maps of Kyoto and much more for free!
What do you plan on doing with your luggage if you can’t drop them off at the hotel? No one wants to carry around heavy suitcases all day. Thus, we recommend the following luggage deliver service.
Don’t want to get lost? Well, neither do we. So we created a one-stop shop to help you navigate the complex city bus and subway systems in-and-around the Kyoto area. Visit all of the quintessential Kyoto areas such as Arashiyama, Kiyomizu-Dera Temple, and Kinkakuji Temple here. Read More.
Some 500 people wearing splendid ancient costumes and traditional make-up parade through the main streets of Kyoto. This festival came to be called Aoi Matsuri because aoi (hollyhock) leaves are used as important ornaments on the parade.
"Tsu-yu"(Rainy Season) is coming soon. And here appears an Ajisai(Hydrangea) blue world. Mimurotoji-temple located at south side of Kyoto has a very famous garden where 10, 000-Hydrangea are planted at. And now the best season of it has come up.Read more
Kyoto Imperial Palace was very rare place to visit for tourist site even though it was the great treasure of Japanese culture. But now it has started to open its doors to the public with no-advance applications needed.
Kyoto Station is vast! When you arrive for the first time, you may be surprised by its sheer enormity. It’s not just a station; rather, it’s a mega mall with various restaurants, desert stores, and places to buy “omiyage”. Learn how to navigate Kyoto Station here....Read more
If you have to spend a couple hours at Kyoto station, such as train transition, we recommend that you visit “Shosei-en Garden”. Just a 10-minute walk from Kyoto Station. And from now to the summer, the water lily is at its best.
A new tourist spot was added to “Kyoto Gyoen National Park” where “Kyoto Imperial Palace” is located in. The facility originally for welcoming the state guest, called “Kyoto State Guest House”, is now generally open to the public.
The golden-shining temple look not to need flowers normally. However, purple Iris well suits it. One of Kyoto’s most famous temple. The structure was completely covered in gold leaf.
The iris which has been crowded in this pond since ancient times has reached today with being loved by people and protected.
Ancient horse race that started at the Kamigamo shrine from 1093 AD and came 925th this year
Mimurotoji Temple has a hill where 20 thousand azaleas and 1,000 rhododendrons are planted. The azaleas’s best time has passed a little, but rhododendrons are now.
On the mountain of silence, a sacred shrine stands decorated with Iris japonica.
One shows enlightenment with perfect circle. And the other is a rectangle that shows perplexity. It seems that it represents a lifetime of angular person who suffer from difficulties and troubles.
Komyoin Temple is one of sub-temple of Tofukuji Temple Complex.
As you see, here flowers are not always necessary.
Byodoin Temple in Uji is the most famous wisteria spot in Kyoto.