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Kyoto, Japan, may be known as the “City of a Thousand Secrets,” but the secret’s out: It’s awesome. Whether you’re snapping a selfie with the famous cherry blossoms or making your friends burn with jealousy over flame-red autumn leaves and brightly coloured Buddhist temples, you’ve got to share this adventure. Book tickets to Kyoto and start capturing the memories!
Flights to Kyoto touch down at Osaka International Airport (ITM), about 47km southwest of Kyoto city centre. To make the commute, ride the rails and switch to the subway or bus lines once you’re close to your home base. Book the best hotels in Kyoto with Wotif, so you can rest easy as soon as you arrive.
Score an AM arrival, because you won’t have to wait long to dig into Kyoto’s local cafe scene. From traditional Japanese cuisine to Western fare with a local flair, districts like Shimogyo-ku make mornings better.
Landing midday? Spend the arvo touring ancient religious sites and sprawling gardens. Start on the south side of town at Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine—a colourful homage to the Shinto god of rice.
You’ll be extra grateful to Shinto if you fly in just in time for dinner. Leave the airport for an evening in Gion, the historic geisha district, where you can take in classic entertainment and fine dining on the east side of Kamo River.
While you’re puttering around the quiet streets of Gion, carve out a few hours to get to know Kyo-Rori, aka Kyoto cuisine. From 794 to 1868, Kyoto was the capital of Japan, and it set the cultural standard. Kyo-Rori is considered to be one of the most sophisticated cuisines in the world, elevating common Japanese dishes and flavours to high art. Dig in—in a fancy way!
Looking for cheap flights to Kyoto? Mix and match airfares and accommodation and book one of Wotif’s cool Kyoto holiday packages. You’ll be in on a thousand secrets!
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