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Kyoto

What is Kyoto?

Its wooden tea houses, shuffling geisha, and spiritual sights have seen Kyoto hailed as the heart of traditional Japan, a world apart from ultramodern Tokyo. Despite being the Japanese capital for over a century, Kyoto escaped destruction during World War II, leaving behind a fascinating history which can be felt at every turn, from the fully gold-plated Kinkakuji Temple down to traditional customs such as geisha performances and tea ceremonies, which are still practiced to this day.

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Climate

What to Wear

Jan
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Feb
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Mar
Jacket
Jacket
Apr
Jacket
Jacket
May
Long
Long
Jun
Long
Long
Jul
Short
Short
Aug
Short
Short
Sep
Long
Long
Oct
Long
Long
Nov
Jacket
Jacket
Dec
Warm Cloth
Warm Cloth
Based on the Meteorological Agency "past weather data", created NAVITIME

Getting Around

One of the most frequently traveled train routes across the country, Tokyo to Kyoto is just over two hours direct on the Tokaido-Sanyo Shinkansen. For those who haven’t splurged on the JR Pass, overnight buses offer an affordable alternative: A return ticket on the Willer Express will set you back around 4,000 to 6,000 yen.

Get Around Kyoto
2017-06-08
Get Around Kyoto

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