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88% Avg. city rating Rated by 418 customers

Activities / excursions 93%

Restaurants / eating out 89%

Shopping 82%

Chilling out / relaxing 86%

Getting around / public transport 87%

Sightseeing 97%

Culture 98%

Nightlife / partying 73%

Value for money 84%

Customer Travel Tips for Kyoto

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93% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
93% Avg. rating


27 May 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Stay at hostels/backpackers to meet people, exchange ideas and you will learn more about where to go than using guidebooks.

Liked: Everything about Kyoto is fantastic. I have been 4 times and it will be my next holiday destination too. I has everything to offer like no other city. History, culture, good food, nightlife, is safe, good mannered people, exotic, friendly and clean.

Disliked: Like all Japan the lack of public bins is always a problem for travellers.

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


25 May 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: good to spend few days just to have relax time and savor the city

Liked: the cultural places and people combined with the modern facilities.

Disliked: nothing

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
87% Avg. rating


24 May 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: - Get the bus pass instead of the subway. Bus is a much better way of commuting around!

Liked: Culture, the sights, old Japan at it's best.

Disliked: Not really

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


19 May 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: so many

Liked: culture

Disliked: no enough a parking for bike

80% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 60%
80% Avg. rating


14 May 2012

Customer Travel Tip: Plan way in advance

Liked: Temple

Disliked: Price of the restaurant

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
89% Avg. rating


13 May 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Get day-passfor bus or subway train to travel, save a lot of money!

Liked: People are friendly and it's a nice place with graceful culture and sights.

Disliked: Night life will be less popular

89% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 80%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
89% Avg. rating


12 May 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Research the places you want to go before getting there because there are so many interesting places to see.

Liked: I loved the temples and shrines and Arashiyama was beautiful.

Disliked: The food is a bit expensive.

73% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 80%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 40%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
73% Avg. rating


11 May 2012

Customer Travel Tip: Do some research prior to your visit

Liked: Great city, nice and small yet so much fun

Disliked: Public transports

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 60%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


09 May 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: it's worth seeing

Liked: a lot of cultural things

Disliked: maybe a bit expensive

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 60%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 80%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 100%
91% Avg. rating


07 May 2012

Customer Travel Tip: Just enjoy all Kyoto has to offer in the way of shrines, temples, shopping and food! True japan!

Liked: Kyoto has lots of culture and was a city you could see a lot by walking. There were events happening all around the city and you could easily relax by talking a walk down some of the lesser known streets. Also the food there was excellent!

Disliked: The subway was a little confusing at first!

96% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 60%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 100%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
96% Avg. rating


06 May 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture Visiting friends or family

Customer Travel Tip: Wear comfortable shoes. Figure travel time into your activities because you will be very tired at the end of the day and it's difficult to figure out transportation back to your hotel/hostel if you don't know exactly how to get there. Also, watch out for bicyclists.

Liked: There's plenty to do in Kyoto. If you want to experience a totally different culture and visit historical sites, you'll find it here. We took a day tour with Sunrise tours which included transportation from Osaka and lunch. It was very interesting and we felt we got a good sample of Kyoto history. We visited our daughter who felt we should experience an izakaya and karaoke bar. The izakaya was fun and we got to try various appetizers. The karaoke bar was more fun than I thought--you need a group of at least four people. I really enjoyed the Silver Palace and walking the Philosopher's Path. We ate at a kaitenzushi restaurant where there's rotating sushi which was good. I would prefer a small owner restaurant to a chain restaurant though. We spent a day in Nara which I would recommend. Don't miss the botanical garden there! There was more to do than we had time or energy for. The tofu and sake there are supposed to be some of the best in Japan because of the fresh lake that supplies the water.

Disliked: We were there during the Golden holiday week so it was especially busy. The streets were super crowded but this is probably typical and we expected it.

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


01 May 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: check out information center and a map to get to know the city and what you want to see as there is so much

Liked: romantic city with lots of history

Disliked: no

98% Avg. rating
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  • Chilling out / relaxing - 100%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 100%
  • Shopping - 100%
98% Avg. rating


26 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Get a bike and cycle round - some things are pretty far from each other but it's easier on a bike.

Liked: So much to do and see!

Disliked: No

87% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 80%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
87% Avg. rating


26 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: Be prepared for lots of temples and shrines.

Liked: The culture

Disliked: No

91% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 80%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 80%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 100%
  • Nightlife / partying - 80%
  • Shopping - 80%
91% Avg. rating


22 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
With friends / other travellers

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: Golden pavillion

Liked: sights

Disliked: weather

100% Avg. rating
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100% Avg. rating


22 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
With my spouse / partner

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year

Customer Travel Tip: get the 500 yen bus day trip card

Liked: everything!

Disliked: Buses can be a bit slow

78% Avg. rating
  • Activities / excursions - 100%
  • Chilling out / relaxing - 40%
  • Culture - 100%
  • Sightseeing - 100%
  • Value for money - 60%
  • Restaurants / eating out - 100%
  • Getting around / public transport - 60%
  • Nightlife / partying - 60%
  • Shopping - 80%
78% Avg. rating


21 Apr 2012

Travel Type:
Alone

Trip Type:
Backpacking / gap year Sightseeing & culture

Customer Travel Tip: If you're vegetarian, plan ahead so you know what options you have.

Liked: Number of different places to visit - you could spend a whole week there and not see all the well-known places

Disliked: Relatively expensive public transport

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88% Avg. city rating Rated by 418 customers

Activities / excursions 93%

Restaurants / eating out 89%

Shopping 82%

Chilling out / relaxing 86%

Getting around / public transport 87%

Sightseeing 97%

Culture 98%

Nightlife / partying 73%

Value for money 84%

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