Though Kyoto might seem a cute small city, it’s actually huge and in order to see the best places, you need to plan your stay there from the beginning. I’ll suggest you a few places I visited and think are worth seeing.
- Kyoto Brighton Hotel– a wonderful quiet hotel, located around 400m from the Kyoto Imperial Palace. The hotel has an exquisite cuisine, awarded by the Michelin Guide 2013.
- Daitoku-ji Temple– a fascinating “secret” temple. It’s the best place to actually feel the japanese traditional atmosphere
- Musashi Sushi– it you’re a sushi fan, you should definitely check out this place! Food in Kyoto is more expensive than Osaka and Tokyo, but this is a place with one of the cheapest menus in the city!
- The Golden Pavillion– an impressive temple with a beautiful garden, which served as a classical example of the minimalistic japanese landscape.
P.S. Make sure you try the green tea ice-cream, such a unique taste!