Every city in Japan has something unique to offer to tourists. But if you want to focus on the historical importance and the Japanese tradition, then the ancient capital city of Kyoto should be your top destination during your tour to Japan. You will be overwhelmed to know that Kyoto is the home to 17 UNESCO World Heritage Sites, three of which are in the adjoining cities of Otsu and Uji. Strolling the streets of Kyoto in the traditional kimono with the ukiyo-e print is an experience to cherish forever.
Cherry blossom and festivals
If you have longed to visit Japan to witness the cherry blossoms, then the one destination you cannot eliminate from the itinerary is Kyoto. With its fascinating view of cherry blossoms, the city gave rise to the term Hanami, which implies party for flower viewing. And it would be best if you planned in such a way so that you can join at least one of the thee important festivals, which are the world’s oldest traditions. May is the time of Aoi Matsuri, July is the month of Gion Matsuri, and Jidai Matsuri takes place during October. Each of these has historical significance.
Ryokan inn experience
The japan Kyoto tours are incomplete if you have not yet signed up for the world-famous Japanese hospitality that is popular by the name of omotenashi. The ryokans of Japan are famous for their hospitality, and you can choose the minimalistic to the luxurious ones depending on your budget. Take a trip to the 10,000 orange tori gates at the Fushimi Inari Shrine. You can even hike to the summit of Mt. Inari. And the entire tour will be exciting for the variety of food that you get here. If you are a vegan, then Kyoto is the dream destination where you must try the dishes like silken tofu skin, yuba, and shojinryori.