Restaurants For Every Budget in Kyoto

In a country where dining out can be tricky for vegetarians, Kyoto is the exception. Its vast number of Buddhist temples helped the city develop into a centre for shojin ryori – ‘devotion cuisine’ – tofu-based vegetarian dishes. For the non-vegetarian, Kyoto offers a diverse range of dining options from no-frills standing noodle bars to a candlelit yakiniku (Japanese barbeque) dinner on a restaurant terrace overlooking the banks of the Kamo River.
35 Kusagawa-cho, Nanzenji, Sakyo District, Kyoto
Hyotei is an old and established restaurant to say the least; it was founded over 400 years ago in a pine tree forest.
20-10 Sagatenryuji, Setogawacho , Ukyo District, Kyoto, 616-8376
Otsuka didn’t win first prize by accident. Through their attention to detail in preparation and presentation, their Wagyu beef is considered the best in all of Japan.
8-3 Higashishiokojitakakuracho, Shimogyo District, Kyoto Omotenashi Komichi, Kyoto 600-8214
When you walk into the Kyoto Station complex, you would be forgiven to think a whole new world existed.

Shopping Destinations in Kyoto

Kyoto has thousands of shopping options to suit every taste and budget, from designer brand shopping along the central Shijo Street to 100-yen shops and thrift stores in the Teramachi Street arcade. Traditional Japanese attire such as kimonos and yukatas are popular souvenirs for visitors to Kyoto. The city is also renowned for its exquisite lacquerware, decorative umbrellas, and fragrant incense.
Teramachi Street
Shijo Street
Mimuro, Shimogyo Ward

Sight-Seeing In Kyoto

Home to nearly three-quarters of Japan’s UNESCO World Heritage Sites and thousands of temples, Kyoto boasts an impressive number of must-see tourist attractions. Highlights include the beautiful Golden Pavilion, majestic Nijo Castle, and tranquil Arashiyama bamboo grove. While Kyoto has an excellent rail network, many of the main sights are at opposite edges of the city, so a bit of pre-planning can potentially save you a lot of backtracking.

Great Places To Stay in Kyoto

Kyoto offers the full range of accommodation options, from elegant five-star resorts to more affordable hotels and hostels. The city is famous for its ryokan guesthouses, where you can experience a traditional Japanese-style inn complete with sliding shoji doors, tatami mat flooring, and futons.
432 Matsuya-cho Gojo-dori Karasuma- Higashiiru Shimogyo District, Kyoto 600 8105 Japan
At Citadines Karasuma-Gojo you can take a break from the regular hotel rooms, and relax in a spacious and comfortable apartment.
34, Susukinobaba-cho, Saga Tenryuji, Ukyo-ku, Kyoto City, Kyoto, 616-8385, Japan
There aren't many places in Kyoto where the hotel is a sightseeing destination.
601-8016 Kyoto, Kyoto, Minami District Higashi-kujo Karasuma-cho 1-1, Japan
From the moment you walk into the Sakura Terrace, you will feel welcomed.

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