Articles about things to do in Kyoto

See Kyoto from a local perspective with our extensive coverage of the temples, shrines, and cultural experiences in Kyoto!.

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A recommended model course around Nanzen-ji Temple to discover new charms of Kyoto.

Miyabi, a Kyoto native and architecture enthusiast, will introduce with confidence her recommended course.
Miyabi Jan. 17, 2023
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It’s time to welcome the new year! The most interesting New Year’s Eve traditions in Kyoto!

Do you want to know what New Year’s traditions there are in Kyoto? If you want to know how the people of Kyoto spend the New Year, come join Vanessa as she finds out!
Vanessa Dec. 23, 2022
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Pray for True Love at the Jishu Shrine in Kiyomizu-dera Temple

In this article, we cover all the divine blessings of the Jishu Shrine the Kiyomizu-dera Temple and see how you can fulfill all your love related prayers.
Vanessa Aug. 18, 2022
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Matchmaking the Kyoto way: 8 shrines and temples that are going to help you find a partner

The shrines of Kyoto are here to help you find love in your life, so say goodbye to your bachelor life here in the old capital!
Vanessa Aug. 18, 2022
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Top 4 spots in Kyoto to view beautiful flowers

I’m going to introduce 4 spots in Kyoto where you can see other flowers in Kyoto beside cherry blossoms, like plum blossoms and wisteria.
Erika May. 27, 2022
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6 Must-Knows for Kyoto's Cherry Blossom Season

In this article, we’ll be looking at what locals think you need to know before arriving in Kyoto for the cherry blossom season.
Shin Mar. 25, 2022
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5 Life-changing Zen Buddhist Temples in Kyoto

We at Sharing Kyoto have been to many Zen Buddhist temples, but this time we bring you the 5 that left the biggest impression on us.
Sampo Mar. 25, 2022
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Sharing Kyoto's Top Sakura Cherry Blossom Picnic Spots

The Sharing Kyoto Team’s top cherry blossom hanami picnic spots for 2020!
Vanessa Mar. 25, 2022
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Let’s collect goshuin temple stamps in Kyoto! Top 5 famous temple stamps

The calligraphic temple stamps you can receive at shrines and temples are great souvenirs. Here are the 5 most popular temple stamps in Kyoto!
Kenji Mar. 18, 2022
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Get to know Kyoto's culture and history at these 5 museums

The most interesting museums in Kyoto, of course chosen by the one and only Sharing Kyoto! From manga to kanji, check out the best museums of Kyoto!
Sampo Nov. 26, 2021
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Kyoto’s absolute top 20 Japanese gardens you must visit!

When in Kyoto, you have to visit Japanese gardens, so look no further for a list of the best rock and pond gardens!
Erika Oct. 11, 2021
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Top 7 weird spots in Kyoto off-the-beaten-path

Everyone knows Kiyomizu Temple and Fushimi Shrine, but there are many places a bit out of the ordinary, and only known to locals.
Vincent Sep. 06, 2021
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Timewarp places in Kyoto: atmosphere like old days

The most classic and traditional city― that might be what you think of when hearing of “Kyoto.” That’s absolutely true, but not only that. Kyoto has many places making us feel quite nostalgic.
Chiemi Sep. 06, 2021
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Top 20 cultural experiences you can have in Kyoto!

The absolute best cultural experiences in Kyoto chosen by Sharing Kyoto!
Erika Sep. 06, 2021
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A one-day pilgrimage to the fancy food and culture mecca of Kyoto, Okazaki!

Heian Shrine, museums, and food are all great in Okazaki, so come, let’s be cultural for a day and enjoy life in Kyoto!
Vanessa Aug. 24, 2021
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The 20 landmarks that represent Kyoto the best!

The Kyoto Tower maybe the most famous landmark in Kyoto, but it is far from the only one! Check this article for the best ones.
Erika Aug. 24, 2021
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Use the Japan Rail Pass to come to Kyoto from Tokyo and enjoy Uji and Fushimi!

Use the Japan Rail Pass to come to Kyoto, and enjoy some local sightseeing in Uji and see the torii gates of Fushimi Inari Shrine!
Vanessa Aug. 18, 2021
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Full day itinerary around Philosopher’s Path in Kyoto with great scenery

Kyoto and Philosopher’s Path offer some of the best scenery in Japan with the best pizza in Kansai for dinner
Sampo Aug. 17, 2021
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Five cool and pleasant places in Kyoto to enjoy the green leaves of the beginning summer!

Summer is finally here in Kyoto! The leaves are budding and the green canopy of them envelopes Kyoto in its leafy embrace.
Vanessa Aug. 17, 2021
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Temples to enjoy on a rainy day in Kyoto

Kyoto’s temples are even more beautiful when it rains! In this article, I’ll introduce some of my favorite temples.
Yumemi Aug. 17, 2021
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Arashiyama from morning to night: a full day in one of Kyoto’s most famous sightseeing areas

Full day plan for Arashiyama from Togetsu-kyo and Monkey Park with vegan-friendly dinner options
Sampo Aug. 16, 2021
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The perfect Arashiyama itinerary for second day in Kyoto

Second day in Kyoto, and you want to see the Bamboo Grove in Arashiyama and enjoy some wagyu beef? Look no further! The best itinerary for Arashiyama first-timers!
Sampo Aug. 11, 2021
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Autumn leaves in Arashiyama 2017, one villa and seven temples!

Autumn is maybe the most beautiful time of the year in Arashiyama, and we decided to celebrate this in 2017 by going to a villa and seven temples! Not to forget the Togetsu-kyo Bridge and Bamboo Grove!
Sampo Aug. 10, 2021
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Easy access! Close-to-stations spots where you can have fun indoors

Places where you can have fun experiences around 5-minutes away from the closest station!
Yumemi Aug. 04, 2021
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Experience the traditional crafts of Kyoto! Top 5 best experiences

I have five cultural experiences in Kyoto that I recommend to everyone!
Erika Aug. 02, 2021
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Kyoto Tower and skywalking at Kyoto Station

Kyoto Tower and Kyoto Tower Hotel: observation deck, shaved ice, public bath, great views, and the Skyway of Kyoto Station; all in this one article.
Sampo Aug. 02, 2021
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Top 4 temples and shrines in Kyoto with the cutest amulets and fortune slips

I’m going to introduce the shrines and temples with the cutest animal and good-luck item amulets and fortune slips in Kyoto.
Erika Jul. 29, 2021
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Top 5 most popular things to do in Kyoto by Sharing Kyoto readers

The five things you definitely have to do in Kyoto, all chosen by Sharing Kyoto’s users! These were the most popular things to do on Sharing Kyoto in 2016.
Sampo Jul. 29, 2021
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Walk the historic streets of Kyoto in a kimono! Top 5 kimono rental shops!

You have to try wearing a kimono when in Kyoto, and I’m going to introduce the 5 rental shops with the best offerings!
Vanessa Jul. 29, 2021
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20 most recommended museums in Kyoto!

One Sharing Kyoto writer chooses the best 20 museums in Kyoto!
Erika Jul. 28, 2021

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