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KYOTO. This ancient city is a living canvas of centuries-old temples, serene bamboo forests, and exquisite tea ceremonies, where the past seamlessly blends with the present, promising an unforgettable journey through history and tradition.


Kyoto is Known For

Temples and Shrines

Steeped in centuries of history and nestled amidst serene landscapes, offer a spiritual and serene escape from the bustling modern world.

Traditional Geisha Culture

With its elegant dances and refined arts, continues to enchant and preserve the timeless grace of Japan's past.

Zen Gardens and Tea Houses

Kyoto's zen gardens and tea houses create an oasis of tranquility, where carefully raked gravel and serene tea ceremonies invite visitors to experience the essence of Japanese mindfulness.

Cherry Blossoms

Kyoto's cherry blossoms, in full bloom during spring, paint the city in a breathtaking sea of pink, making it a must-visit destination for sakura enthusiasts.

Top Attractions in Kyoto

Kinkaku-ji: The Golden Pavilion

#1 - Kinkaku-ji: The Golden Pavilion


Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine

#2 - Fushimi Inari-taisha Shrine


Kyoto Highlights

Traditional Geisha Culture
Kyoto is renowned for its traditional geisha culture. Visitors can glimpse geisha (known as geiko and maiko in Kyoto) in the historic Gion district, where they perform traditional arts, including music, dance, and conversation.

Historic Temples and Shrines
Kyoto is home to a vast number of historic temples and shrines, including Kinkaku-ji (the Golden Pavilion), Ginkaku-ji (the Silver Pavilion), and Fushimi Inari Taisha. These sites showcase exquisite architecture and serene landscapes.

Kaiseki Cuisine
Kaiseki is a traditional multi-course meal that is an art form in Kyoto. It features seasonal and meticulously prepared dishes that reflect the region's culinary excellence and focus on aesthetics.

Bamboo Forest
The Arashiyama Bamboo Grove is a famous natural wonder in Kyoto, known for its towering bamboo stalks that create an enchanting and serene atmosphere.

Tea Ceremonies
Kyoto is a hub for Japanese tea ceremonies, with various teahouses offering visitors the opportunity to participate in this traditional and meditative practice.

Kimono Culture
Kyoto embraces kimono culture, and visitors can experience wearing these elegant traditional garments and strolling through the city's historic districts.

Cherry Blossom Festivals
Kyoto's cherry blossom season, or sakura, is celebrated with hanami (flower viewing) parties in parks and gardens, where the city's stunning cherry blossoms are admired.

Kyoto Imperial Palace
The Kyoto Imperial Palace, with its beautiful gardens and historic buildings, allows visitors to explore Japan's imperial history and architectural heritage.

Traditional Crafts
Kyoto is known for producing traditional crafts such as Kyo-yuzen (silk dyeing), Kiyomizu pottery, and Nishijin textiles, all of which showcase the city's craftsmanship.

Philosopher's Path
This scenic walk along the Higashiyama mountainside canal is famous for its cherry trees, making it a serene place for contemplation and reflection.

Buddhist Traditions
Kyoto is a center for Buddhist practices, and visitors can engage in meditation sessions and experience the tranquil ambiance of Buddhist temples.

Japanese Gardens
The city is dotted with beautiful Japanese gardens, each with its own unique design and features, providing a peaceful escape within the urban environment.

Barcelona Top Annual Events

The three kings day is part of the celebration of Christmas culminating 12 days after Christmas on January 6th. On the eve of the 6th parades take place throughout the city, the largest is called Cabalgata de Reyes where 500,000 people lineup each year to watch. Celebrations peak on the 6th where presents are opened and traditionally a sweet bread called Tortell de Reis is enjoyed.

Carnaval is celebrated in many Catholic countries in February to have some fun before heading into lent. In Barcelona you can find kid and adult friendly celebrations including floats, costumes, music, and fireworks.

Saint George’s day, also called Día de la Rosa (the day of the Rose) is the Catalonian Valentine’s day celebrated on April 23rd. Rose and book stands can be found all over the city. In tradition women receive a red rose and men receive a book as a gift. On this day you will find Casa Batlló decorated in roses.

Formula 1 is widely enjoyed in Barcelona. Each year the city is host to the Spanish Grand Prix in May where over 150,000 people enjoy this high octane event.

Celebrated on the night of June 23rd and June 24th, the beaches become a party with fires and fireworks. Locals refer to this night as 'Nit del Foc' meaning night of fire. This is a celebration of the longest day and shortest night of the year.

One weekend each year in June Barcelona hosts one of the best known music festivals in Europe. The events are attended by over 100,000 people and are split between sonar by day and sonar by night.

In mid-August, every Barrio (neighborhood) compete to be the best decorated street. Gracia is one of the most well-known neighborhoods to explore the amazing setups. The celebration continues both day and night and includes live concerts and drinks.

On September 24th hundreds of performance take place in the streets. Many involve mythical beasts or giants and include dancing, drums and fireworks. During the celebration you can also find Castellers building human towers.

Best Time to Visit

May to June

Driest Months

June to August

Wettest Months

September to November

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Regional Attractions



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Costa Brava

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PortAventura Park

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Salvador Dali Museum

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