Nowhere sums up Kyoto's history like the Imperial Palace and Park. Tours of the palace must be booked in advance through the Imperial Household Agency, and are well worth making the effort. The gardens can be visited at any time, and they provide a welcome respite from the hustle and bustle of the city. Nijo Castle was a residence for the shoguns of Japan, and it's a showcase of the elaborate architecture of the time, complete with squeaking "nightingale floors" to warn of intruders. In the northern part of the city is the stunning Temple of the Golden Pavilion, one of the highlights of vacations in Kyoto. It's a good idea to rent a car in Kyoto and drive out there -- while you have a ride, you can take trips to the neighboring cities of Osaka and Kobe, which also have their charms.
Gion Matsuri is one of the biggest festivals in all of Japan, and lasts for the whole month of July. It came about as a ritual to gods of natural disasters, and is celebrated with food, traditional costumes, and parades, the biggest of which takes place on July 17. Jidai Matsuri, the festival of the ages, is held on May 15, and represents various periods throughout Japanese history.
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Located in Central Kyoto, this romantic hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Higashi Honganji Temple, Kyoto Tower, and Sanjusangendo Temple. Nishiki Market and Kawaramachi are also within 2 mi (3 km). Kyoto Station is 7 minutes by foot and Kujo Station is 14 minutes.
Decorated throughout with 1,000 works of museum-quality art, this hotel is adjacent not only to Kyoto Station, but also the city's largest shopping mall, making it a convenient spot for all travelers.
Guests of Rihga Royal Hotel Kyoto can walk 7 minutes to Kyoto Station or use the hotel's free shuttle service. Nearby attractions include Kyoto Tower, Nishihonganji Temple, and Kyoto Aquarium.
Situated in Kyoto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto TERRSA and Kyoto Tower. Kyoto Aquarium and Toji Temple are also within 1 mi (2 km). Kujo Station is 6 minutes by foot and Kyoto Station is 8 minutes.
Situated in Kyoto, this hotel is within 1 mi (2 km) of Kyoto TERRSA, Kyoto Tower, and Sanjusangendo Temple. Kyoto Aquarium and Toji Temple are also within 1 mi (2 km). Kujo Station is 8 minutes by foot and Kyoto Station is 10 minutes.
Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Honnoji Temple and Pontocho. Kawaramachi and Nishiki Market are also within 10 minutes. Kyoto Shiyakusho-mae Station and Shiyakusho-mae Station are within a 5-minute walk.
Situated in Kyoto, this hotel is within a 15-minute walk of Kyoto TERRSA and Kyoto Tower. Toji Temple and Sanjusangendo Temple are also within 1 mi (2 km). Kujo Station is only a 4-minute walk and Jujo Station is 12 minutes.
Located in Central Kyoto, this hotel is within a 5-minute walk of Kyoto Tower and Higashi Honganji Temple. Kyoto Aquarium and Toji Temple are also within 1 mi (2 km). Kyoto Station is 5 minutes by foot and Gojo Station is 13 minutes.
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