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No district of Kyoto is quite as representative of its blended nature as the City Center. By day, the covered shopping arcades along Kawaramachi and Shijo Street bring deal hunters and fashionistas out in droves to peruse the clothing, accessories, gifts, and home goods offerings. When it grows dark, the City Center is a hip spot for nightlife, alive with bars and clubs. A trendy culinary scene and an abundance of local watering holes give the Center its youthful vibrancy. In contrast, the quieter areas of the City Center seem a world away, shielded from noise by the foliage of the public gardens and zen spaces surrounding the area's shrines, castles, and the Imperial Palace. These ancient and sacred spots are seamlessly folded into the scenery, providing a respite from the energy of the city, but close enough to put you directly back onto the pulse of the city when you're ready.
A beautiful flatland castle in Kyoto, and can be added to your sightseeing day in Kyoto. Easily connected by train and buses. This palace has beautiful gardens, Ninomaru and Honmaru palaces, go on to the top to get some magnificent views.
"If this museum would be in an european city, I would rated it triple A. But in japan, juts ok."
reviewed 1 week ago by tikki2015
Because there is so much to see in Kyoto, at least 5000 temples and shrines and so many gardens, that one does have the courage to visit a museum. Sorry, I love Kyoto but maybe it ok to visit t when it is raining. If not , You need at least one week to know the beautiful former Imperial city...
I think bus is convenient to get there, tourists is not so much, but this shrine is very old, beautiful, quiet and calm.
Just arrived in Kyoto and stopped at the Premache Gelateria.
NIce people, delicious gelato with original flavors from Japan.
As good as the best of Italy and better than most gelato in Italy.
Do not miss it!
The Sommelier Kadowaki and Chef Yoshida Shogo made a perfect team and executed an amazing dining experience. I went with the premium set with Kari’s recommendation and the whole meal was out of this world!! Each dish featured beef and the main course/steak was so tender and lovely I was audibly moaning “yum” or “oh my god” throughout the entire...
Close to Nijo Castle and tourist friendly. They have an English menu and the son (it’s a family business) speaks English. Fish was amazing quality and the rice was perfect. They have gluten-free soy sauce available on request.
The hotel seemed almost new. Just a few rooms. Staff lovely and many thoughtful things just as you would from a boutique hotel. Very central. Inclusive breakfast was described as Western however it was not. We could have complained ready for the second day but did not was to make an issue. Would stay again.
"Amazing ambiance but overall service not up to par"
reviewed yesterday by DavefromOC
My family and I stayed for 4 nights here during our vacation in Japan in June. This was the first time were visiting Kyoto and excited to stay at the Ritz Carlton. I had previously booked the Solaria Nishitetsu Hotel Kyoto but decided on the Ritz Carlton as I am a Marriott Gold Elite member. Prior to arrival, I emailed...
This is not something you will probably do twice but if you want to experience traditional Japanese hospitality at its best, and can afford the price, then this is the place to stay. Choose one of the rooms in the old part of the Ryokan, about 150 years old, and relax and enjoy your relaxing wooden bath soak, Japanese yukata,...
We thoroughly enjoyed our stay at Sawaya Honten. The room was beautiful and despite not being used to the Japanese style beds, we both found them really comfortable and slept very well. Great location too, with a bus stop just round the corner which got us anywhere we wanted to go, but also a reasonable walk from Gion centre. The...
Overall, I thought that this was a relatively nice, boutique hotel conveniently located right next to the Kyotoshiyakusho-Mae station. The staff was friendly, the lobby had a beautiful garden view, and the hotel was located within walking distance of many restaurants and sites. However, our room was tiny! There was a wardrobe with room to hang five pieces of clothing,...