Ryokan - Japanese style inn.
For luxe try the Hiiragaya Ryokan, which first opened in 1818.
Stay at the, located in a pedestrian only area of Ishibei-koji. With only three rooms available, bookings are a must.
Hyatt Regency Kyoto.
Designed by iconic Super Potato, the Regency is a vision of modern Japanese architecture and design.
Lunch hosted by a Japanese Family. Sign up online and a local family will elect to host you for a traditional meal.
Kyoto Cycling Tour Project
Cycling tours of Kyoto sights. Best and easiest way to get around given the distance and "pro-bike" culture.
National Muesum of Modern Art
A mix of East and West, the NMOMA is one of the most highly regarded artistic institutions in Japan.
SUSHI - For the best sushi, try Ganko Sushi
RAMEN - You cannot go past the famous Ippudo for ramen.
YAKITORI - at Torito
BREAKFAST - cycle to Prinz or Cafe Bibliotic HELLO!
Although not a shopping destination, head to Toei Kyoto Studio Park for a mix of souvenirs and Japanese TV drama stars. Shopping mecca is Shijo-Dori. With a Daimaru, Takashimaya and Koto +, the strip beginning at the Shijo Station is a mix of Japanese labels, international favourites and boutique brands.
Kyoto in March through to April is Cherry Blossom season. Light layers are essential. Try our Cherry Blossom Kimono.