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Things to do in Kyoto

Top recommendations from locals

From sightseeing to hidden gems, find out what makes the city unique with the help of the locals who know it best.
Place to shop
“public bath that anyone can use by paying an entrance fee. The bath is divided into areas for men and women. Usually, the entrance to the women's bath has a red curtain while the men's bath has a blue curtain. Sit back and relax”
  • 3 locals recommend
Premise
“東福寺(とうふくじ)は臨済宗の東福寺派大本山。 嘉禎年間に、摂政関白九條道家によって創建され、円爾弁円(聖一国師)により開山。 山号を慧日山(えにちさん)と号し、京都五山の一つに数えられる、三百六十余ヶ寺を統括する大伽藍 Tofukuji (東福寺, T?fukuji) is a large Zen temple in southeastern Kyoto that is particularly famous for its spectacular autumn colors. (1)JR京都駅から市バスで15分 (2)JR奈良線・京阪本線東福寺駅から徒歩で10分 Tofukuji is a ten minute walk from Tofukuji Station on the JR Nara Line (2 minutes, 140 yen from Kyoto Station) and the Keihan Main Line. Alternatively, the temple is a ten minute walk from Tofukuji bus stop (15 minutes, 230 yen from Kyoto Station by Kyoto City Bus 208). ”
  • 2 locals recommend
Cafe
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  • 2 locals recommend
Restaurant
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“ 11:00~21:00(L.O.20:30) Open for lunch and Sunday Closed on Mondays and Tuesdays”
  • 4 locals recommend
BBQ Joint
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“This restaurant is very famous for Japanese Beef. This is not a reasonable restaurant. It costs about over 10,000 yen. ”
  • 5 locals recommend
Museum
“Ceramic artist, Mr. Kanjiro Kawai's house / studio exhibiting his works of ceramics, wood carvings, metal works, books and other favorite goods. It is a memorial hall where you can catch a glimpse of the wonderful Japanese house designed by Mr.Kanjiro and their lives at the time.”
  • 5 locals recommend
Place of Worship
  • 1 local recommends
Art Museum
“Kyoto Hosomi Art museum. The Hosomi Art Foundation holds diverse exhibitions around the 1000-piece Japanese art collection. ”
  • 4 locals recommend
Shopping Mall
“Japanese local restaurant is here. Cheap and good one for sure. Also good for breakfast. It is 24 hours a day.”
  • 6 locals recommend
Transportation
“Just one stop from Kyoto station. It takes for 3 min. Then you can reach Arashiyama area directly. ”
  • 1 local recommends
Place to shop
“(Maika) If you ever won- dered how you might look as a geisha, try this maiko-henshin (geisha transformation) shop in Gion. If you don't mind spending a bit extra, it's possible to head out in costume for a stroll through Gion. The process takes about an hour. Call to reserve at least one day in advance. **************************************** 如果你曾经赢得过你如何看起来像艺妓,试试这个maiko-henshin(艺妓改造)在Gion的商店。 如果你不介意多花一点,就可以穿着服装穿过Gion散步。 该过程大约需要一个小时。 请致电至少提前一天预订。”
  • 3 locals recommend
Establishment
“Open 15:00~24:00 Sun. are closed. Sento(Japanese) Public Baths in Kyoto Public Bath (Sento) highly recommends visiting a public bath, be it a humble neighborhood place or a high-end super sento.”
  • 3 locals recommend
Ramen Restaurant
“Simple, straight, pork based broth Ramen shop that is not too far from the property. Solid ramen for those late nights out and it is far superior to any chain shops so please give this little guy a try!”
  • 11 locals recommend