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Exploring Kyoto Imperial Palace

The imperial family used to live here during Kyoto's days as the Japanese capital. It is elegance personified and despite being restored many times owing to the ravaging of fire, it remains true to form. Free, hour-long tours of Kyoto Imperial Palace take in the main buildings and the beautiful Emperor's Garden.


Accommodations near Kyoto Imperial Palace

There is a range of options for all travelers. The most popular hotel in Kyoto is the Tomoya Residence Hotel Kyoto Nijo Takakura, which has been booked 5 times from our Hotels.com verified guests. Our guests also highly recommended MALDA KYOTO in Kyoto as it has been reserved 5 times.


Sightseeing near Kyoto Imperial Palace

- Kiyomizu Temple


Another of Kyoto's must-see temples has a fine mountain setting and great views over the city. It sits over a cliff in Eastern Kyoto, is supported by huge wooden pillars and sports a wonderful, multi-tiered roof. The nearby Jishu Shrine and Otowa Falls are also worth a look. Getting here is by way of bus or via an arduous bike ride.


- Fushimi Inari Shrine


Easily explored on foot and devoted to the Shinto god of rice, Inari, this stunning shrine is one of the most intriguing in the country and certainly one of Kyoto's main highlights. The architectural quality of the shrine is impressive alone, while the long path behind the shrine is beautifully enclosed by innumerable Torii gates.


Transportation near Kyoto Imperial Palace

Kyoto has an excellent and efficient public transport network, plus it is okay for getting about on foot outside of the summer months. Many of the main attractions are contained within small districts where the best way to get around is on foot or by bicycle. There are bike rental places all over.

The Kyoto subway system is excellent for inner-city travel, with over two-dozen stations making travel between districts less time consuming than taking a bus. Tickets are quite expensive one-way, yet daily zoned passes can be had. You can also make use of cheaper Kyoto buses. The Chin-Chin bus is the best option for visitors, leaving the main Kyoto Station every 10 minutes and taking in the main Kyoto attractions. Taxis are metered and efficient, yet expensive, and can be flagged or hired from stands at tourist spots.


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