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Kyoto Sushi-Making Class
"Meet your guide at 5pm at a predetermined location just a 5-minute walk from the south end of the Old Imperial Palace. Your 1.5-hour sushi-making class takes place in a machiya a traditional Kyoto-style wooden townhouse.Here your professional local instructor will teach you to make makizushi by rolling special rice and various ingredients onto a sheet of nori (dried seaweed). Maki means ‘rolling’ in Japanese and there are many different types of fillings such as sashimi (thinly sliced raw fish) or cucumber used to create the tasty dish. Although a sushi roll may look difficult to assemble at first
From JPY6,048.00
 
Kyoto Full-Day Sightseeing Tour including Nijo Castle and Kiyomizu Temple
"Following a morning pickup from your Kyoto hotel meet your guide and hop aboard your air-conditioned coach to begin your city tour. Widely considered to be the cradle of Japan's cultural heritage Kyoto was the country’s capital and the Emperor's residence from 794 until 1868. Today it stands as Japan’s seventh largest city with a population of 1.4 million people and a modern face which belies its status as Japan's most traditional city. Head first to Nijo Castle noted for the stark contrast between its solemn appearance and beautiful interior. Built in 1603 as the Kyoto residence of the Tokugawa Shogun Nijo Castle is a joy to explore. Wander past the inner walls to Honmaru Palace and its garden and hear of their history and heritage from your guide. Discover Ninomaru Palace with its five connecting buildings made of cypress — lavishly decorated in gold leaf — and admire the kitchens
From JPY13,200.00
 
Kyoto Small-Group Bike Tour
"Start your small-group bike tour of Kyoto by cycling along the Kamo River passing the many traditional restaurants that dot the waterfront. You’ll get great views of the downtown area along this route.Then cycle to Heian-Jingu Shrine a spiritual center of Japan. Note its impressive bright red torii (a sacred gate) and replica buildings of the old Kyoto Palace.Make your way along the quaint canals to the Nanzenji Temple a classic example of Zen Buddhism and admire its stunning smaller temples. Take some time to sit and contemplate the natural beauty before heading down the Path of Philosophy.Flanked by hundreds of cherry trees the Path of Philosophy was named by Nishida Kitaro
From JPY7,813.00

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Imperial as Imperial can get !!!!

Kyoto Imperial Palace, which was the residence of the Imperial Family until the capital was moved to Tokyo in 1869, is located in Kyoto Gyoen Park. Within the Imperial Palace grounds, which are...
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jlanza29
May 02, 2012

Kyoto Imperial Palace

Kyoto Imperial Palace is located in Kyoto Imperial Park along with the Sento Palace. The emperor and Imperial court resided here until 1868, so it is a great place to visit for those interested in...
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Rabbityama
Sep 14, 2010

The Old Palace

Kyoto Imperial Palace was the head of the country before the capital was moved to Tokyo. There are many impressive buildings and stories about the palace. The guided tour is quite informative and you...
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Gryphon25
Oct 06, 2007

The Imperial Palace

The Imperial palace is one of the main attractions in Kyoto and is by all a must see. It is surrounded by several Temples and a large park. It is easy to spend most of a day exploring it. It is one of...
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VolsUT
Mar 12, 2007

Kyoto Imperial Palace Park

Kyoto Imperial palace park, where the residences of the Imperial family and court nobles once stood, is located near the center of the Kyoto city. After the capital was moved to Tokyo, the palace was...
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Pixiekatten
Nov 24, 2006

Kyoto Imperial Palace

Kyoto was the capital and residence of the Emperor and his imperial family until 1868 when everything shifted to Tokyo. The Palace is well maintained with impressive rooftops, hallways and an...
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SLLiew
Oct 15, 2006

Kyoto Imperial Palace

Although not as impressive as other sites in Kyoto, the Imperial Palace makes for a nice little tour. It is still used for some state functions such as the crowning of a new Emporer. You must apply...
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Blatherwick
May 10, 2004

Kyoto Imperial Palace

Located in the centre of Kyoto Gyoen (Kyoto Imperial Park). All of the present structures were built about 1855 in Heian-period architectural style, after the earlier buildings were destroyed by fire....
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sunnywong
Dec 19, 2002

KYOTO IMPERIAL PALACE

It is noted for its striking simplicity. The present site was chosen in 1790, and the present palace was completed in 1855, after the former one was destroyed by fire. The style reflects as closely as...
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Adeline_Foo
Sep 15, 2002

KYOTO: Imperial Palace

This Compex of temples and other imperial buildings is huge in size. Apart from impressive buildings, where formar emperors ruled and today´s rulers often gather, it is situated in magnificant gardens...
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dewaele.j
Aug 26, 2002

Kyoto Imperial Palace park

Visiting the actual palaces requires advance permission. However the surrounding grounds are open to the general public and provide nice peaceful walk in the city.
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Jim_Eliason
Oct 04, 2013

Visit the Kyoto Imperial...

Visit the Kyoto Imperial Palace Park during the cherry blossom season (mid-April)Avoid the weekend! Bring a picnic basket and a blanket and relax under the cherry blossom trees as the Japanese do! ...
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Aug 26, 2002
 
 
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Things to Do Near Kyoto Imperial Palace

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Go-o Shrine

Go-o Shrine was built to enshrine Wake no Kiyomaru from Wake (a small town in Okayama Prefecture). He was exiled from the capital after he foiled an attempt to take the throne by a Buddhist priest...
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Shugakuin Imperial Villa

Shugakuin Imperial Villa is located up in the countryside of northeastern Kyoto. They were built by Emperor Gomizuno in the mid-seventeenth century. It is divided into three parts, the lower villa,...
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Shokokuji Temple

Shokokuji Temple is the second ranked Zen Temple in the 5 Mountain System (5 temples selected to be the top Zen temples in Kyoto). The grounds are large and pleasant to roam around. One of Shokokuji's...
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Kamo River

Kamo-gawa (which means wild duck!) is the river that runs from north to south through Kyoto and hopefully (unlike other rivers in Japan) it wasn’t buried in concrete. Its source is at Mount...
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Nishijin Textile Center

The Nishijin Textile Center is a good place to stop for three things: 1 - to learn about the textile industry in Kyoto, with displays that show the history of this district over the centuries. You can...
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Kyoto International Manga Museum

This museum houses a collection of manga (comic books) not only by Japanese authors/illustrators but international artists as well. Found TinTin comic books in French too! A good opportunity for kids...
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