Explore Japan on foot
Discover the rich culture of Japan
Bike around the country
Formerly the imperial capital of Japan, it is in this city that the traditional Japanese ‘high arts’ flourished. Tea ceremony, calligraphy, poetry, philosophy or religion, Kyoto is the number one place to visit. Numerous temples and shrines are located throughout the city and walking along canals, next to traditional wooden houses and through the small streets really gives you an idea of the ancient Japanese imperial culture.
Kyoto is not just about the high arts however. The city is also famous for its crafts: textile, kimono and pottery. Although there is very much to see and do in Kyoto, even a short-time visitor can soon get an appreciation of what this ancient capital has to offer.
What to Do in Kyoto
Posted with permission from our partners at Japan-Guide
Natural hot spring baths, or onsen, are fairly common in Japan but Kyushu island is home of one of the best, Beppu.View it Now
Sit down with Japanese people, learn how Japanese live, and experience something beyond traditional sightseeing.View it Now
Our journey takes us through Japanese history from modern Tokyo to end near Kyoto, Japan’s capital for 400 years.View it Now
Visits to grand temples and shrines will be balanced with a visit to Asuka, Japan's first permanent capital.View it Now
Walk along the ancient route as it passes through beautifully-preserved villages.View it Now
Kumano Ancient Trail is a pilgrimage route to Kumano, part of the mountainous Kii PeninsulaView it Now
A family tour with amazing insights into Japan’s traditions, with unparalleled local connectionsView it Now
See the best of Japan, cycling in 8 days !View it Now