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The cultural and historical heart of Japan

Japanís former capital maybe a modern metropolis but itís where your view of traditional Japan will be fulfilled. Itís the best place to experience sublime Zen gardens, mysterious Buddhist temples, colourful Shinto shrines, ancient tea ceremonies and graceful geisha. An incredibly rewarding city that should not be missed, Kyoto is Japan in a nutshell.

Why visit Kyoto?

  • Well-preserved heritage
  • UNESCO World Heritage Sites
  • Temples and architecture
  • Bamboo forest
  • Zen gardens
  • Tea ceremony
  • Glimpse a geisha
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Vista Premio

Vista Premio

From £85 pp
Bronze Plus

Enjoying an ideal downtown location, the Vista Premio has an excellent variety of restaurants, bars, bakeries and shops all nearby

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Kyoto Brighton

From £195 pp

This distinguished hotel lies in the heart of Kyoto near the Kyoto Imperial Palace and convenient for many other sights, including Nijo Castle.

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The facts:

Getting there: The journey by Shinkansen bullet train from Tokyo to Kyoto takes approximately 3 hours.

Best time to travel: Like Europe, Kyoto has four distinct seasons and can be visited year round. Popular times to visit the city include Spring (late March/early April) which is the magical cherry blossom season, and Autumn, when the city is ablaze with autumn colours and enjoys lots of sunshine. Winter temperatures tend to hover between 5-10ļC while summer tends to bring heat and humidity, with temperatures around 30ļC.

Kyoto climate:

Kyoto Climate Chart