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Kyoto
Japan

Population: 1,473,068
Language: Japanese
Currency: Yen (JPY)

Information about Kyoto

Airport - Kyoto does not have its own airport. The nearest international gateway is Kansai International Airport south of Osaka. JR West's Haruka limited express train runs to Kyoto twice per hour (1 1/4 hours, ?3490, no charge with Japan Rail Pass).
Shopping - A shopkeeper's traditional greeting to a customer is o-ideyasu (Kyoto-ben, the Kyoto dialect for "honored to have you here"), voiced in the lilting Kyoto intonations with the required bowing of the head. When a customer makes a purchase, the shopkeeper will respond with o-okini ("thank you" in Kyoto-ben), a smile, and a bow. Take notice of the careful effort and adroitness with which purchases are wrapped; it's an art in itself. American Express, MasterCard, Visa, and to a lesser degree traveler's checks, are widely accepted.

Hotels

  • Hotel Granvia Kyoto - Karasuma, Oshikoji-dori-sagaru, Kyoto-shi, 600-8216, 075/344-8888
  • Kyoto Brighton Hotel - Nakadachiuri, Shin-machi-dori, Kyoto-shi, 602-8071, 075/441-4411
  • Westin Miyako Hotel - Sanjo-Keage, Kyoto-shi, 605-0052, 075/771-7111
  • Tour Club - 362 Momiji-cho, Higashinakasuji-dori, Kyoto, 600-8345, 075/353-6968
  • Hiiragiya - Nakahakusan-cho, Fuyacho-Anekoji-agaru, Kyoto-shi, 604-8094, 075/221-1136

    Cafe\Restaurants
  • Kikunoi - Makuzugahara, Maruyama, Gion, Higashiyama, Kyoto, 075/561-0015
  • Mankamero - Inokuma-dori, Demizu-agaru, Kyoto, 075/441-5020
  • Sagenta - 76 Kibune-cho, Kurama, Kyoto, 075/741-2244
  • Yagenbori - Sueyoshi-cho, Kiridoshi-kado, Gion, Kyoto,: 075/551-3331
  • Ogawa - Kiya-machi Oike-agaru Higashi-Iru, Kyoto, 075/256-2203
  • Private Guide in Kyoto

    Private Guide in Kyoto - Mike Masaki Hira

    (Member Since 2018) Languages: English

    I am a licensed tour guide with 4 years of experience in Kyoto, Nara and Osaka. Over the years I've guided 200 solo or group tourists from various parts from abroad, including US, Canada, Brazil, Argentina, Australia, New Zealand, UK. Belgium, Germany, , France, Spain, Italy, Philippines, Vietnam, Malaysia, Singapore, India.