10 Best Places to Visit in Kyoto! | Japan Travel Guide

Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over a millennium, and it still carries a reputation as the nation’s most beautiful city. The countless temples, shrines and historical structures are both fascinating, and overwhelming. To make your trip even more enjoyable, Japanesquest presents you with 10 of the very best places to visit in Kyoto!

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No.1 Arashiyama District
Hours: 24 hours
Closed: No closing days
Fee: Free

No.2 Ryoanji Temple

Hours: 8:00 to 17:00 (March to November) 8:30 to 16:30 (December to February)
Closed: No closing days
Fee: 500 yen

No.3 Kinkakuji Temple

Hours: 9:00 to 17:00
Closed: No closing days
Fee: 400 yen

No.4 Ginkakuji Temple

Hours: 8:30 to 17:00 (9:00 to 16:30 from December to February)
Closed: No closing days
Fee: 500 yen

No.5 Philosopher’s Path

Hours: 24 hours
Closed: No closing days
Fee: Free

No.6 Gion District

Hours: 24 hours
Closed: No closing days
Fee: Free

No.7 Kiyomizudera Temple

Hours: 6:00 to 18:00 (until 18:30 on weekends and holidays from mid April through July and everyday in August and September)
Closed: No closing days
Fee: 400 yen

No.8 Sanjusangendo Temple

Hours: 8:00 to 17:00 (9:00 to 16:00 from November 16 to March 31)
Admission ends 30 minutes before closing time.
Closed: No closing days
Fee: 600 yen

No.9 Nijo Castle

Hours: 8:45 to 17:00 (admission until 16:00) Entry to Ninomaru from 9:00 to 16:00
Closed: Tuesdays in Jan, Jul, Aug and Dec (or following day if Tue is a national holiday) December 26 to January 4
Fee: 600 yen (English audio guides are available for 500 yen)

No.10 Fushimi Inari Shrine

Hours: 24 hours
Closed: No closing days
Fee: Free

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