Private guide in Kyoto, guided tours in Kyoto, Japan
Top Attractions in KyotoDaitokuji, Temple of the Golden Pavilion, Kinkaku-ji, Hirano Shrine, Ryoan-ji, Ninnaji, Jingoji, Arashiyama, Okochi Sanso, Iwatayama Monkey Park, 19th Century Hall, Togetsukyo Bridge, Otagi Nenbutsu-ji, Higashi and Nishi Honganji Temple,
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.