Japan, as it was, is still here in Kyoto. This is a delicate city with old buildings oozing with character. It’s refined. It personifies the spirit we Japanese want to project. Do visit the shrines and temples but do also take home with the unspoken, intangible grace. Our hope is that your trip to Kyoto helps you see the deeper Japan. Kyoto offers an experience that is unique to this city, something very difficult to express in words. It's not just the visual. The food here, tofu, match, and kaiseki is to be enjoyed with the five senses as is the culture personified throughout the city. There are so many temples and shrines it's impossible to see them all in one visit. Please do make Kyoto one of your stops in your travels to Japan.

Town and Must-see Spots

Movies about the KYOTO

  • Kyoto 01

  • Kyoto 02



Kyoto Koyo 2022

京都の紅葉 KYOTO(京都)の紅葉は、他の地域の紅葉とは少し趣が違う。いくつもの神社仏閣だけでなく、町並や庭先に背の低い上品な紅葉(もみじ)がそこかしこに植えられていたり、風情があるのだ。また、京都の人々は季節を大切にし、お茶席や家の中にも床の間の「掛け軸」で四季を表現することが多い。そういった日本の文化を守り受け継ぎ、継承することを私たちも大切にしたいものだ。 写真は東寺さん。今年の動画には仁...




Gion Festival: Decadent and flamboyant, one of Japan’s top three festivals

Yasaka Jinja (Shrine) is located in the Gion district of Kyoto. In July, Kyoto is filled with the sound of music coming from the floats that are elaborately and decadently decorated. Multiple festival...