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!.

90Articles
Things to Do

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 Jul. 29, 2021
Things to Do

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
Things to Do

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
Things to Do

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
Things to Do

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 Jul. 28, 2021
Things to Do

20 most recommended museums in Kyoto!

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

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 Jul. 28, 2021
Things to Do

Take the subway and see Kyoto! One day in Kyoto with subway one-day pass

By using the Kyoto Subway one-day pass you can travel freely in Kyoto and enjoy the sights, restaurants, and all the fun this city offers!
Vanessa Jul. 28, 2021
Things to Do

Pilgrimage to the three otaku havens of Kansai

This is a pilgrimage to the heartlands of otaku in Kansai: to Nipponbashi in Osaka, Teramachi in Kyoto, and San Center Plaza in Kobe.
Sampo Jul. 27, 2021
Things to Do

Kyoto how to: Half day itinerary to enjoy Arashiyama to the max!

Arashiyama is a great place to spend half the day, enjoying the Bamboo Grove and taking the exciting boat ride down the river called Hozugawa Kudari!
Vanessa Jun. 06, 2021
Things to Do

The perfect itinerary for first day in Kyoto

Going to Kyoto for the first time but don’t know where to go to? For people thinking this way, we have a model itinerary for a perfect first day in Kyoto!
Erika Jun. 06, 2021
Things to Do

Easy Kyoto Station itinerary for families with kids

Kyoto Station is a place almost everyone goes to when in Kyoto, but there are many family friendly places around it that are extremely easy to get to.
Sampo Jun. 04, 2021
Things to Do

Spend a day in the historical Nijo area of Kyoto

A perfect itinerary for your day in the historic Nijo area! See, eat, and enjoy!
Vanessa Jun. 04, 2021
Things to Do

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 Jun. 04, 2021
Things to Do

Nintendo’s old and new HQ (headquarters) in Kyoto

Ever wonder where the HQ (headquarters) of Nintendo is? And what about the old HQ? Find out here!
Sampo Mar. 10, 2021
Things to Do

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 Jan. 27, 2021
Things to Do

It’s time to welcome 2021! 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 Nov. 04, 2020
Things to Do

Office girl Vanessa takes Hankyu Train to Kyoto to find out the best things to do and the most delicious restaurants!

Save money and get the Hankyu Tourist Pass when you travel to Kyoto! Come see a yet-unseen side of Kyoto with Vanessa!
Vanessa Jun. 09, 2020
Things to Do

Sharing Kyoto's Top Sakura Cherry Blossom Picnic Spots in Kyoto for 2020

The Sharing Kyoto Team’s top cherry blossom hanami picnic spots for 2020!
Vanessa Apr. 22, 2020
Things to Do

Hidden Kyoto: The 5 Most Relaxing Temples and Gardens in Kyoto

In this article, we look at five of the quietest and least crowded temples and gardens in Kyoto
Erika Apr. 22, 2020
Things to Do

How to Get to Shijo Kawaramachi/Karasuma from Kyoto Station

The only guide you’ll need for getting to the downtown Shijo area from Kyoto Station – with pictures and all!
Shin Apr. 20, 2020
Things to Do

Guide to the Kyoto Imperial Palace & Teramachi Area – A Half-day Plan for Sightseeing, Shopping & Cafés in the Heart of Kyoto

This article contains two routes - "sightseeing" & "shopping" - of the Imperial Palace & Teramachi Area. The article all serves as an Area Guide packed with the Sharing Kyoto staffs' favorite aspects of the Imperial Palace & Teramachi area.
Sakurako Apr. 20, 2020
Things to Do

Downtown Kyoto Half-day Plan – The Best Route for Kyoto First-Timers!

In this article, we’ll be looking at a half-day pan that takes you around the most unmissable parts of downtown Kyoto!
Shin Apr. 20, 2020
Things to Do

Share Your Memories of Kyoto on Sharing Kyoto!

In this article, we look at how to leave reviews right here on Sharing Kyoto!
Yumemi Feb. 25, 2020
Things to Do

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 Feb. 21, 2020
Things to Do

6 Must-Knows for Kyoto's 2020 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 Feb. 19, 2020
Things to Do

Ichijo-ji Area Guide – More than Just Ramen!

In this article, we’ll be looking at a half-day course around the awesome Ichijoji area!
Shin Feb. 05, 2020
Things to Do

How to Get to the Arashiyama Bamboo Grove Quickly and Cheaply

How to get to Arashiyama – see all the ways of getting to Arashiyama in this simple guide!
Shin Jan. 29, 2020
Things to Do

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 Jan. 29, 2020
Things to Do

What to Wear in Kyoto During Autumn

This article shows you what to pack and what to wear in Kyoto during autumn.
Shin Jan. 10, 2020

Page Top