Kyoto – Old City, Find Traditional Part of Japan!

If you’re interested in the traditional part of Japan, Kyoto is the place to go. Sophisticated temples and shrines, traditional-style hotels, and beautiful-looking Japanese dishes. Especially listen to how the people in Kyoto speak. Their accent is the softest way of speaking in Japan, somehow it makes you comfortable.

Kinkaku-ji temple
Kinkaku-ji temple

Kinkaku-ji temple, Temple with the Golden Pavilion. One of the most famous landmarks in Kyoto, or Japan. Not only the building itself, the way it appears is amazing. Walk through a narrow way among the trees in the garden, suddenly a beautiful pond appears and the wall of the temple is shining under the sky.

Kiyomizu Temple
Kiyomizu Temple

Kiyomizu Temple is another must-see in Kyoto. It’s one of the UNESCO World Heritage sites and this stage, overlooking the huge cliff is the highlight. When we say “Jumping off from the stage of Kiyomizu,” which means we are making a life-risking big decision.

Restaurant in Kyoto
Restaurant in Kyoto

During a tour, stop by at a traditional restaurant and enjoy sushi, sashimi (raw fish), or tempura, traditional Japanese foods. This place used to be a house of a wealthy merchant in the 16th century, and it has a beautiful garden.

Maiko san in Kyoto
Maiko san in Kyoto

In some restaurants, you’ll have a chance to see maiko-san. They are practicing traditional singing and dancing to play at high-class Japanese saloons. Nowadays, you don’t have a lot of chances to see them in town. Don’t miss the chance to see, talk and take photos with them!

Traditional hotel in Kyoto
Traditional hotel in Kyoto

This is something old and new in Kyoto. There are many old houses in Kyoto, and some of them have been renovated to make a traditional style hotel, Machiya. You’ll see what was the real life in old Japan, by staying in one of Machiyas.

Kyoto Tower
Kyoto Tower

Kyoto is not only with traditional parts. It is actually one of the biggest cities in Japan, and once you get off the Shinkansen, bullet train at the Kyoto Station, you’ll be surprised at big buildings and this tower, well knonw landmark in Kyoto.

Kyoto Station
Kyoto Station

Amazing modern structure of Kyoto Railway Station. A lot of shops and restaurants are in the buildings covered by these iron arch. You’ll experience what Japan is, and how Japan was, in Kyoto.

Visit Kyoto with us!

Kyoto One Day Tour

Tokyo & Mt Fuji & Kyoto 5 Days

Kyoto Traditional Day Trip

by Japan Oriental Tours

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4 thoughts on “Kyoto – Old City, Find Traditional Part of Japan!

  1. The Maiko looks like she might be Maiko Taka. But I’m not 100% sure. She’s fairly newly debuted, this is her first year of training (Dangley bits on the hair ornament and the bottom lip only being painted)

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