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Welcome to the Kansai Local guide on what to do in Kyoto. Take a tour of Kyoto as if you are being shown around by a local. By the way, Kansai Local does epic adventure off the beaten path tours of Kyoto.
Kyoto is undoubtedly the cultural capital of Japan. It is the ambassador for Japan's tradition, history, and arts. Kyoto prefecture lies in the sweet spot of being away from the coast and away from tectonic hot spots meaning it's relatively safe from tsunamis and earthquakes. The result is that Kyoto is the most well-preserved city in Japan in terms of cultural and historical importance, especially as Kyoto was once the capital of Japan.
Kyoto tourism is increasing massively. These days the main tourist attractions are simply too crowded. On this page are up to date, off the beaten path things to do in Kyoto, all from the recommendation of a local, to get you away from the crowds and to the real true Kyoto.
Kyoto was once the capital of Japan for more than a thousand years and holds massive cultural and historical importance.
►Here are a few interesting facts!
Kyoto sits in a basin due to the surrounding mountains. Expect a very humid and tropical climate during the summer, and cold icy winters as a result.
You may want to purchase a Japan Rail Pass. If you are travelling around Japan by train, it will definitely be worth buying one as it saves time at complicated ticket machines in stations, and you can save up to 60% than buying tickets. Click here or on the ad below to buy one from the official vendor.
Monday 01 July 2019
Single use plastic in Japan is a massive issue. A few friends and I organised a volunteer trash pick up with on the pretty island of Awaji.
Wednesday 28 November 2018
Tokyo might as well be the capital of Asia. On of the busiest cities in the world with so much energy, bright lights and buzz, it can be both awesome but intimidating. Take my hand, let me guide you through Tokyo for a weekend!
Wednesday 12 September 2018
I love an adventure. I love to explore. And most of all, I love to explore haunted or creepy places. Here's my blog post on the spooky stuff to explore in Japan. Keep the lights on for this one!