Above are the weather conditions for Kyoto Prefecture. August is the warmest month of the year Kyoto Prefecture with temperatures reaching a maximum average of 91°. On the contrary, the coolest month is January. The rainiest month is June while the driest month is May.
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Discover Japan’s Cultural Capital with a Kyoto Vacation Home
Kyoto vacation homes are a great accommodation choice for visitors seeking privacy and all the comforts of home when visiting this fascinating and historic city. Ranging from traditional ryokan guesthouses to sophisticated contemporary apartments, Kyoto boasts an impressive selection of unique places to stay that are suitable for all budgets. You'll feel right at home in the capital of Japanese culture.
Ramen has become a national staple in Japan and this can be seen in Ramen Sen No Kaze. They serve ramen in Tonkotsu Broth made from pork broth that slips down your neck like butter. Make sure you get there in good time as there is usually a queue to get in!
Okonomiyaki Katsu serves Okonomiyaki, a savory version of a Japanese pancake that is made with flour, shredded cabbage, and eggs. Their cheese and squid Okonomiyaki is particularly unique.
Marvelous Museums and Traditional Geiko Performances
One of Japan’s foremost historical institutions, the Kyoto National Museum houses an impressive permanent collection of traditional art, as well as special temporary exhibitions. The museum’s collections include Momoyama-Edo and Buddhist paintings, handscrolls, ceramics, lacquerware, calligraphy, and archaeological relics. Also of interest to art lovers is the Raku Museum, dedicated to local pottery production, and the Nishijin Textile Center, focusing on the traditional art of weaving and making kimonos. Other museums and galleries include the Museum of Kyoto, National Museum of Modern Art, and Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts.
Known as geiko in Kyoto, Japan’s beautiful geishas are synonymous with the country’s ancient cultural traditions, including dance, music, and refined hospitality. Although geiko are rarely seen in public, during the spring, visitors can attend dance performances held in the city’s five geiko districts, including the Kitano Odori at the Kamishichiken Theater and the Miyako Odori at the Minamiza Theater. Another way to experience Kyoto’s fascinating culture first-hand is to partake in a traditional tea ceremony.
Wonderful Wildlife and a Manga Museum
With plenty of kid-friendly attractions, Kyoto is an awesome destination for a family holiday. Featuring more than 50,000 books, as well as traditional kamishibai storytelling performances, creative workshops, a children’s library, and much more, the Kyoto International Manga Museum is a firm favorite with both the young and young at heart. You can even have your portrait drawn by one of the museum’s resident manga artists.
The Samurai and Ninja Museum is another popular attraction for visitors of all ages. In addition to experiencing a guided tour through the museum and observing its fascinating samurai show, visitors can take a short samurai sword lesson. Young warriors will enjoy trying on samurai armor, as well as learning the correct poses and the traditional way to use the sword.
Adventurous families will also enjoy exploring the scenic Hozugawa River Ravine on the Sagano Romantic Train. The journey is about 4mi long. The train departs several times each day from Torokko Saga Station, just a short trip from Kyoto Station. Alternatively, the Hozugawa Ravine's seasonal beauty can also be experienced on a guided rowboat ride from Tanba-Kameoka to Arashiyama, in Kyoto.
Imperial Palaces and Spectacular Shrines
History enthusiasts and visitors with a love for Japanese architecture will enjoy visiting Kyoto's four imperial residences, including the breathtakingly beautiful Kyoto Imperial Palace, the emperor's official residence in the city. Surrounded by a walled compound and the Kyoto Imperial Palace Gardens, the palace features a number of opulent buildings, connstructed in the traditional architectural style.
Kyoto's temples and shrines are also popular excursion destinations, providing visitors with insights into the city's rich spiritual heritage. Dedicated to the goddess Kannon, the UNESCO World Heritage-listed Kiyomizu-dera is located on Mount Kiyomizu, and features exquisite temples, pagodas, shrines, and traditional gardens. It's also the venue of several cultural festivals throughout the year. Other can't-miss places of worship in Kyoto include the late 14th-century Kinkaku-ji Temple, and the 1,300-year-old Fushimi Inari Shrine.
Traditional Celebrations and Cherry Blossom Viewing
The cultural heart of Japan, Kyoto hosts numerous festivals throughout the year. Taking place during the entire month of July, Gion Matsuri is the most famous of these traditional celebrations. Featuring a variety of events that include street festivals, a lantern parade, and colorful processions of beautifully adorned parade floats, it attracts many international visitors and local participants. Other important traditional festivals in Kyoto are Aoi Matsuri, Jidai Matsuri, and the Zuiki Matsuri.
Hanami, the tradition of viewing cherry blossoms, takes place in Kyoto from the end of March until early April, attracting visitors from far and wide. Another spectacular event, Arashiyama Hanatoro, is held in mid-December, and features thousands of lanterns illuminating Arishiyama's walkways and lanes.
Art enthusiasts will also enjoy the Gojo-zaka Pottery Festival which takes place over three days every August. If manga is more to your liking, the Kyoto International Manga Anime Fair is also held annually in September. In addition to its major annual events, Kyoto is also a vintage shopper's paradise with dozens of flea markets held regularly, many on the grounds of the city's ancient temples and shrines. The Kobo-san Flea Market, which takes place monthly near the Toji Temple, is known as one of the best.
Frequently Asked Questions
How much does it cost to rent a vacation rental Kyoto Prefecture?
The average nightly price for vacation rentals Kyoto Prefecture is $21.
What amenities are most popular for vacation homes Kyoto Prefecture?
If you're looking to book a vacation rental Kyoto Prefecture, the most common amenities others search for are houses with internet, TVs, and yards.
How many vacation rentals are Kyoto Prefecture?
Kyoto Prefecture has 26,441 Hotel rooms and House rentals on offer to rent.
Are pets allowed in vacation rentals Kyoto Prefecture?
Yes, there are 558 vacation homes Kyoto Prefecture that allow pets, with an average price of $306 per night.
What's the best time of year to travel to Kyoto Prefecture?
Kyoto Prefecture has its warmest time of year around August and July, with average nightly prices being around $21.
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