Lesser Known Kyoto: 9 Non-Mainstream Places to Visit

Lesser Known Kyoto: 9 Non-Mainstream Places to Visit

Kyoto is one of Japan’s and the world’s most popular travel destinations known for its cultural significance and exquisite landscapes. It is definitely one of those destinations that should be visited once in your life time!

Other than the world-famous tourist attractions such as Arashiyama Bamboo Forest and Fushimi Inari Shrine’s Torii gates, Kyoto has a lot more to offer.

If you prefer avoiding the busy tourist crowd, this lesser-known, non-mainstream list is perfect for you! ☺️☺️


📍Where is Kyoto Prefecture?

Kyoto Prefecture is located on the sea of Japan Coast and borders Nara prefecture and Osaka prefecture to the south. It is known as the cultural capital of Japan and rich with famous, scenic, historical landmarks such as The Bamboo Forest, temples and shrines, and beautiful natural landscapes.

🚗Traveling from Tokyo to Kyoto
Plane: Around a 1hr 30mins flight.
Bullet Train: Around 2hrs 30mins to 3hrs.
Bus: Around 6hrs to 9hrs.

🚗Traveling from Osaka to Kyoto
Car: Around a 1hr drive.
Train: Shinkansen Bullet Train takes 15 mins, other trains take around 30 mins or more.

⭐Kyoto City Tourism Association Website: https://kyoto.travel/en/ (English)

Lesser Known Kyoto List

Miyama Kyoto: Thatched Roofs, Natural Surroundings, and Fresh Breeze

Entokuin Temple Kyoto

Green Tea Desserts Right Beside Kyoto’s Tea Fields

Maple Tree Tunnel: View the Spectacular Autumn Foliage from the Train

Ine Bay: Kyoto’s Important Preservation District By The Sea

Ishibe-Kouji Alley: The Secret Street Of Kyoto

Ryoanji Seigenin Yudofu: Temple Turned Restaurant In World Heritage Site

Shirakawa Minami-dori: Beautiful Secret Street In Kyoto

Kibune Kawadoko: Summer River Terrace Dining in Kyoto & Special Discount 1 Day Ticket for Train and Lunch

Wazuka Town: Green Tea Heaven in Kyoto

What other places do you think should be added to this list??

Let us know in the comments!


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