"Kyoto Charms" Kyoto by Restless-in-kl

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A taste of history and culture

I love Kyoto, I really do. To me, it's better than bustling Tokyo. Kyoto is charming, small enough to see it all and lotsa space so you don't feel cramped in.

If you're into ancient history and culture, you have come to the right place. Kyoto is all about temples, shrines, interesting architecture, great food and friendly people.

In this page, you will find all the must-see places and restaurant to savour. Kyoto is a good base for day trips outside, and its accommodation in ryokans are unique.

My most enduring memory of Kyoto is really the geishas/maikos. It's like stepping through time to truly appreciate Kyoto.

New faces

In Kyoto, we met new friends from VT. It's so amazing to meet Ayurin, her husband Hiroyuki, her mother Takako and fellow VTer Shahed. One email is all it took for this gathering to happen.

We certainly had fun and glorious Japanese food on our first night in Kyoto. Thanks Ayurin for your warm hospitality. Looking forward to seeing you and your family again, this time in Malaysia. Come diving with us!

Smile for the camera!

It's true what they say about camera-toting tourists. But here in Japan, you'll find the most willing subjects who will pose for your pix. It's amusing and wonderful to see such pictures once you come home

Pros and Cons
  • Pros:Warm hospitality, rich culture & charming ancient city
  • Cons:Be prepared with language barrier
  • In a nutshell:City of temples
  • Last visit to Kyoto: Oct 2005
  • Intro Updated Dec 9, 2005
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  • tuff's Profile Photo
    Oct 24, 2006 at 1:06 PM

    Nice Kyoto page and good tips, especially about the restaurants... yum yum.

  • Mandy23's Profile Photo
    Feb 26, 2006 at 9:01 PM

    Looks like a wonderful destination.

  • nizora's Profile Photo
    Feb 17, 2006 at 7:17 AM

    Hi Jennie, very informative page,thanks for sharing, can't wait to be in those places. Rob

  • cuppadamoksha's Profile Photo
    Jan 19, 2006 at 2:35 AM

    Awesome page on Japan..especially the mention on the right time to sight Geishas in Kyoto..

  • AyurinHiro's Profile Photo
    Jan 10, 2006 at 5:56 AM

    Hi,Jennie! It was really nice meeting you! You and your friends are great ! Thank you very much for mentioning about us on your Kyoto page.

  • shikokuzen's Profile Photo
    Dec 27, 2005 at 11:22 PM

    Hi Jennie...can't resist Kyoto...so pretty....thanks for sharing and I'll be back to look at more pictures.......bob


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