Don’t Miss These Must-Do Activities in Kyoto
The cultural capital and spiritual heart of Japan, Kyoto is home to some of the country’s best-known icons—geishas, tea ceremonies, Zen Buddhism, bamboo groves, and cherry blossoms among them. Whether you’re interested in visiting temples and shrines (there are some 2,000 of them), exploring traditional Japanese architecture, treating your tastebuds to refined kaiseki cuisine, or soaking in the warm waters of an onsen, you can do it in Kyoto. There’s a lot to do, so plan ahead to make the most of your time, whether it be a day or a week. See below for our top picks of experiences you won’t want to miss while in Japan’s Ancient City.