Kyoto Tourist Traps

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Most Viewed Tourist Traps in Kyoto

  • 1. Food and Dining

    If you are a picky eater, make sure to point the food at the window gallery if you wanted a particular food. Don't choose the food that you don't know how it looks like or taste like. The reason why?...

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  • 2. Gion (Geisha District)

    Ok ... sometimes tour books get a bit over excited on some must do's and recommendations ..... In Fodor's they go out of there way to make sure that if your in the Gion section of town to attend the...

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  • 3. Toei Movie Village

    This place is recommended if you have kids, but my kids were less than enthusiastic about this place. It is quite expensive and many rides and shows cost extra when you get in. The rides were not that...

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  • 4. Kyoto Tower

    You can´t miss Kyoto Tower. It is standing tall above the city, opposite the Kyoto station. I t is built in 1964 and is 131 m high. The observationdeck is 100 m high. The admission fee is like the...

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  • 5. Kyoto Handicraft Center

    If your tour guide tries to take you to the Kyoto Handy Craft Center fight going with every bit of your being! (I'm sure our tour guide must get some sort of a kick-back). If you are desperate to buy...

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  • 6. Location, Location, Location - and Price

    For people who visit a lot of tourist spots, this may go without saying, but I'll remind you any way. Prices close to major tourist spots, especially shrines...

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  • 7. Tojian guesthouse: don't be deceived by website

    OK. I first heard about a guesthouse called Toji-an from a tip on VT. Then I saw the website - very cheap and looks nice. But when we arrived there, it was not...

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  • 8. Wandering Into the depths of Kyoto Station

    Kyoto station could easily become a tourist trap due to its overwhelming size and for the fact that for a novice navigating around the station can be pretty...

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  • 9. Monkey Mountain... YOU are in the Zoo!

    Arashiyama has many great hikes and so much beautiful scenery. Monkey Mountain is a short and easy walk up a small mountain. At the top there is a rest station...

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  • 10. Temple..Temple...Temple

    There are many famous temples in Kyoto, however, if you don't have any sense about japaness history, you would probably lose the interest very soon. All the...

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  • 11. Philosopher's Walk - Just lotsa parked cars

    Many guidebooks and travel sites talked about the Philosopher's Walk from Ginkakuji to Nyakuzutsuji, 2 kms away. It was named after Nishida Kitaro, a Japanese...

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  • 12. Go to Katsura Imperial Villa instead

    Kyoto Imperial PalaceNot a tourist trap, but only moderately interesting inside the walls of the inner Palace. No admittance to any of the buildings or through...

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  • 13. Anything but Zen

    The famous Rock Garden at Ryoanji Temple lacks that zen tranquility due to overcrowding. The walking paths and the lake are very beautiful. The atmosphere and...

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  • 14. When deciding to visit Japan...

    When deciding to visit Japan try to not come during long holiday periods. It is during these few periods that everyone (no exaggeration) travels. The trains are...

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  • 15. Taketo krasne domcuriky lemuju...

    Taketo krasne domcuriky lemuju historicke ulicky v meste. Jedinou neprijemnostou pre nas bol sustavny dazd, ktory si od mojho pobytu v krajine, budem spajat s...

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  • 16. Japanese cities and towns...

    Japanese cities and towns then... as there's plenty of gizmos and gadgetry westerners are not used to like the one that sucked me in. It's been rendez-vous with...

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