Kyoto is the heart of traditional Japan.  Famous for its beautiful shrines and temples and spectacular Japanese gardens, Kyoto is a must see if you are in Japan for more than a few days. It’s just over an hour away from Tokyo on the Shinkansen, and of course there are many cheap ways to enjoy the city!


Cheap Kyoto side trips

More Kyoto side trips

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Kyoto Prefecture Tourism Guide

Official Kyoto Travel Guide