These are 88 Beautiful Tourist Attractions in Kyoto for 4 seasons that you must visit. Kyoto Prefecture is located in the center of western Honshu, Japan’s main island and is neighbored by Nara and Osaka Prefectures in the south, Mie and Shiga Prefectures in the east, Fukui Prefecture in the north, and Hyogo Prefecture in the west. Even with all these neighbors, Kyoto Prefecture’s northern border forms part of the Japan Sea coastline. Kyoto Prefecture with a population of 2 ,600 ,000 people, covers an area of approximately 4600 square kilometers from its core in the center of the Kinki District, and stretches northward to the Japan Sea
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Kyoto Prefecture’s northern coastline, with its protruding cliffs, is called the Tango Region. Central KyotoPrefecture is known as the Tamba Highlands because of its mountains and ravines. Further south the alluvial delta that fans out into rolling hills and valleys formed from the meeting of the Katsura, Uji and Kizu Rivers is called the Yamashiro Region.
The ancient city of Kyoto, a tourist mecca steeped in over a thousand years of history, lies in a valley protected by mountains. It can be reached in two and a half hours from Tokyo by the JR Tokaido Shinkansen (Japan Railways east-coast bullet train), or in approximately one hour by bus from Osaka International Airport and also in approximately one and a quarter hours by JR Express Railway from Kansai International Airport.
Spring tour in Kyoto
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Spring is the most beautiful season of the year. In Japan, spring indicates the beginning of both the academic and fiscal years. The blooming of the cherry blossoms inspire people to start the new year afresh.
These are 9 beautiful locations when cherry blossom hot spring in Kyoto:
- Daigo-ji Temple Kyoto
- Kiyomizu-deraTemple Kyoto
- Yasaka-jinja Shrine Kyoto
- Ryoan-ji Temple Kyoto
- Kasagi-yama Mountain Kyoto
- Nagaoka-tenmangu Shrine Kyoto
- Heian Jingu Shrine Kyoto
- Sakagura in Fushimi (Sake Cellar in Fushimi) Kyoto
- Kyo-no-odori (Kyoto Dance) Kyoto
Daigo-ji Temple Kyoto
Sitting at the foot of the mountain range, Gojyu-no-co or the five-storied pagoda is the oldest building in Kyoto. This is a World Culrural Heritage Site which is home as well co an abundance of national treasures and culrural properties.
By utilizing the peak and foot of the Higashiyama mountains, its narural beauty is reflected in the temple. le consists of the Nioumon Gate, three-storied pagoda, Amida• hall and the main hall. 15 stories high and built without use of any nails, a superb view of the City is possible in the many halls at the temple’s top level,
Yasaka-jinja Shrine Kyoto
locaced at the ease end of Shijo-dori street is the red painted west gat_e of the Shrine. The hose of the annual Gion festival, Yasaka Shrine was ficsc built in order co expel the disease epidemics of the mid seventh century. It is now praised as a charm, protecting people from illness and bringing business prosperity.
Ryoan-ji Temple Kyoto
The surrounding walls are made of day and enclose a simple scene of fifteen rocks siccing in a white-sand covered rectangular garden. Containing no trees or water, chis World Cultural Heritage Site creates a feeling of unlimited space.
Kasagi-yama Mountain Kyoto
Since long ago chis area has served as a place for medication and Gyo (physical training) for the “Yamabushi” shrine priests. On the rocks of the 10 meter high cliff is the carved stone Buddha scarue known as Kokuzou Bosacsu.
Nagaoka-tenmangu Shrine Kyoto
This shrine holds religious service for Michizane Sugawara, the god of scholars. Blooming vividly in red, beautiful Azaiea planes line the path around the Hachijo-ike pond chat leads co the shrine.
Heian Jingu Shrine Kyoto
This Shrine was rebuilt in 1894 during the 1100th anniversary of the 794 transferral of Japan’s capital to Heian (Kyoto), and foundarion of Heiankyo (Capital of Japan). The Daigoku-den Hall, with its white-sand garden and the Roukaku Tower, stand in symmetry with the central main tower.
Sakagura in Fushimi (Sake Cellar in Fushimi) Kyoto
Fushimi is a region well known for its sake brewing and for the Miya Spring Water, which is considered well suited for brewing sake.
Kyo-no-odori (Kyoto Dance) Kyoto
A traditional art form from Kyoto’s days as the capital. Dressed in beauciful Kimono, geiko and maiko perform an amazing dance to the accompaniment of shamisen, drums and singing.
Late Spring Early to Summer tour in Kyoto
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In this season, trees and flowers are inspired to take on new life, while the mountains are veiled with lush greenery. Around the season when rice growing farmers have completed their planting, the long spell of rainy weather sets in.
These are 11 beautiful locations when Late Spring Early to Summer tour in Kyoto:
- Ondasai Festival, Onagano YasakaJinja Shrine
- Ginkaku-ji Temple (Silver Pavilion)
- Aoi Matsuri (The Hollyhock Festival)
- Mimuroto-ji Temple
- Joshoko-ji Temple
- Nobotoke-no-sato (the hometown of unknown Buddha statues)
- To-ji Temple
- lwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine
- lne no Funaya Houses (lne Boat Houses)
- Kuramadera Temple Takekiri-e-shiki (Bamboo-cutting ritual)
- Kannon-ji Temple
Ondasai Festival, Onagano YasakaJinja Shrine
Before time comes for the planting of rice in the fields, seedlings are plan red at the shrine in a ceremony to pray for a rich and successful harvest.
Ginkaku-ji Temple (Silver Pavilion)
Built in 1482 during the Muromachi period by the 8th Shogun Yoshimasa Ashikaga,Ginkakuji is a national and World Cultural Heritage Site. The temple is a simple two storied pavilion, covered in a lacquer paint.
Aoi Matsuri (The Hollyhock Festival)
This festival keeps alive the elegant manners and cusroms of the ancient court of the Heian period. Ir is named the Aoi Festival, as the Imperial ox-carts are decorated with hollyhock leaves called Aoi in Japanese.
Ir is believed that Mimuroro-ji Temple was built in the 8th century. In the beautiful gardens, azaleas blossom in May and hydrangeas in June. Also within the temple grounds is the monument for the heroine, “Ukifune,” who is featured in one of the ten chapters of Uji in the Tale of Genji.
The nearby waterfall and entire mountain range is considered to be part of the temple’s garden. Within the immediate area of the temple is a nine• petaled merry tree, designated a natural monwnent.
Nobotoke-no-sato (the hometown of unknown Buddha statues)
Stone scarues of Buddha are scattered around the furn lands and mountains in the area. Left exposed co the elements for many years, the famous facial expressions were formed. Pieces of note are the Wa.raibotoke (laughing Buddha) and the Arruda (savior).
Since the time of the transfer of the nation’s Capital to Kyoto in 794, To-ji has always received special protective treatment from respective political leaders. The five-storied pagoda, Gojyu-no-co is the highest in Japan and a World Culrural Heritage Site.
lwashimizu Hachimangu Shrine
This shrine was rebuilt by the third Tokugawa Shogun Iernirsu in 1634. The buildings are decorated entirely with ornate carvings.
lne no Funaya Houses (lne Boat Houses)
These are examples of houses rarely seen in Japan. Lining the coast oflne Bay on the sea of Japan side they have a boathouse on the ground level and living area above.
Kuramadera Temple Takekiri-e-shiki (Bamboo-cutting ritual)
In chis rite which aims to represent the coming year’s harvest, two groups compete, with sharp blades to sever long bamboo poles, which represent huge serpents.
This temple built in 720 is also known as Ajisaidera (Hydrangea Tempie) due to the more than ten thousand hydrangea planes in its garden.
Summer Tour in Kyoto
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When the rainy season is over, there come days of abundant sunshine, with high humidity. There are many summer events and festivals including fireworks and cormorant fishing Bathing in the sea is also a summer attraction.
These are 11 beautiful locations when Summer tour in Kyoto:
- Saiho-ji Temple
- Nijo-jo Castle
- Torokko Railway and Hozugawa River Trip
- Nouryo-yuka Floor
- Tango Matsushima
- Shimogamo-jinja Shrine
- Miyazu Toro N agashi (Lanterns Display) and Fireworks Display
- Cormorant Fishing on the Uji River
- Kotobiki Beach
- The Thousand-Candle Mass in Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple
- Kyoto Gozan Okuri-bi (Five Mountains Send-off Bonfire)
Often known as Koke-dera or moss temple, due to its garden being fully covered, as if carpeted, by moss. As a World Cultural Heritage Site, it is held in extremely high regard amongst Kyoto’s Gardens.
The founder of the Tokugawa Government, Shogun Ieyasu Tokugawa, directed the building of the castle in 1603 in order to display his collection 16th centwy paintings and sculptures. The Ninomaru-goten Hall, with its beautiful allyear round flower garden, is also a national treasure and World Cultural Heritage Site.
Torokko Railway and Hozugawa River Trip
Excellent sightseeing is provided by the antique Torokko railway as it zig-zags through the mountain gorge. A splendid trip in any season, the return trip on a flat bottomed boat along the Hozugawa river provides plenty of thrills.
A balcony floor, built right above the Kamogawa River that runs through central Kyoto, provides the perfect dining space for authentic Japanese dishes as the breeze from the river adds to the elegance.
Called Tango Matsushima because of its similarity to one of Japan’s three most famous scenic spots, Matsushima in Tohoku. In the light of the rising sun the small islands mysteriously appear to be linked together.
One of the most ancient shrines of Kyoto. The two main shrines in the east and west are national treasures. Fifty three shrine pavilions are designated as important cultural properties. The shrine is located within Tadasu no Mori forest, where the precious nature of the primeval Yamashiro Forest still remains.
Miyazu Toro N agashi (Lanterns Display) and Fireworks Display
Lanterns are floated on the sea to console the spirits of ancestors. The fireworks that are launched from the sea-shore signify summer.
Cormorant Fishing on the Uji River
Using trained cormorant (shags) to catch fish is an ancient Japanese method. Fisherman hang small fires from the fronts of their boats with metal frames and use the light to aid in handling the birds.
A rare beach famous for its “talking sand”, as you walk over it, the sand produces a noise said to resemble that of a Kato being plucked. During Summer vacations the beach is packed.
The Thousand-Candle Mass in Adashino Nenbutsu-ji Temple
About 8,000 stone pagoda and statues of Buddha lay within the temple grounds. On the 23rd and 24th of August a service called Sento Kuyo is held, where a candle is lit on each stone statue for departed souls.
Kyoto Gozan Okuri-bi (Five Mountains Send-off Bonfire)
This traditional event represents the end of summer in Kyoto. On August l Grh, at five mountain locations, Japanese letter shaped areas are set alight to guide spirits back afi:er visiting their old homes.
Autumn Tour in Kyoto
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Autumn is the season for harvesting. Golden-colored rice plants make up the typical pastoral scenery in Japan. Kyoto is famous for the scenic beauty of its autumnal foliage. Trees tinged with red and yellow indicate the seasonal transition.
These are 11 beautiful locations when Autumn tour in Kyoto:
- Kurama Fire Festival
- Jidai Matsuri (Festival of Ages)
- Kongo-in Temple
- Kodai-ji Temple
- Sea of Clouds at Mt.Oe
- Kyoto Imperial Palace
- Tayama Hanaodori (Flower Dance)
- Sanzen-in Temple
- The maple leaves of Takao
- Rurikei Valley
Kurama Fire Festival
With spark scattering torches blazing, over a hundred loin doth dad young men nm up the mountain in this heroic festival.
Jidai Matsuri (Festival of Ages)
This festival was inaugurated to commemorate the 1 lOOth anniversary of the transfer of the capital to Kyoto. A procession of people wearing costumes of every age from the Ancient Heian to the modern Meiji parade through the City.
Lining the side of the mountain, buildings suchas the three storied pagoda (said to date back to 829) look as if they are part of the natural scenery.
Founded by Kica-no-Mandokoro in 1606 ill dedication to the souls of her late husband, Hideyoshi Toyotorni (warlord). Night views of cherry blossoms and maple leaves lit by spotlights can be enjoyed ill spring and autumn respectively.
Sea of Clouds at Mt.Oe
On cold mornings in late autumn to early winter river fug fo1111S and streams down from the mountains, The whole landscape looks as if it is covered ill a fluffy blanket.
Kyoto Imperial Palace
The Imperial Palace served as the center of Japanese politics for over one thousand years. The area of the place is 700 meters (East to West) by 1,300 meters (North to South). Inside the grounds there are mmy spots of beauty where cherry, plum and peach blossoms attract many wild birds to the garden.
Tayama Hanaodori (Flower Dance)
A rain-festival which takes the form of a graceful flower dance performed by dancers with flowers worn about their heads, preceded by prayers for a good harvest.
Built late ill the 8th Century ill a small village area outside of the City Center surrounded by cedar trees. Seasonal attractions ill and around the area include rhododendron in spring, hydrangea in the rainy season, and maple leaves in the autumn.
The maple leaves of Takao
Located ill a mountain valley, a little out of the center of Kyoto, this spot is noted for its autumn foliage. Large differences in ten1peratllle between day and night make the maple leaves ill autumn especially vivid.
A designated national park, the steep-sided valleys hold numerous beautiful waterfalls that nm for kilometers. Hiking can be enjoyed here all year round.
A noted spot for the beauty of both its spring cherry blossoms and autumn maple leaves. It has been famous since the Hei..an period when it was popular with the aristocracy. The bridge that crosses the river here is named “Togersukyo” as it looks as if the moon actually does cross the bridge.
Winter to Early Spring Tour in Kyoto
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In the winter, snow falls silently, blanketing the ground in white. As the cold lessens day by day, the spring starts to creep in and flowers start preparing to blossom in the fields.
These are 10 beautiful locations when Winter to Early Spring tour in Kyoto:
- Ikkyu-ji Temple
- Jyoyano-Kane (The Watch Night Bell) at Chion-in Temple
- Hatsumode (The First Visit for Praying) at Fushimi-inari-taisha Shrine
- Ninna-ji Temple
- Kinkaku-ji Temple
- Setsubun Festival at Heian Jingu Shrine
- Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
- Thousand-year-old Camellia Tree
- Karnigamo-jinja Shrine
- Hanezu Dance at Zuishin-in Temple
Ikkyu, a monk well known as being quick witted, established this temple. The subtle flavor of the temple’s natto (fermented beans) is well known.
Jyoyano-Kane (The Watch Night Bell) at Chion-in Temple
On New Year’s Eve each year the new year is brought in by the traditional 108 bell rings. In the case of this bell, at 70 tons (the heaviest in Japan) 17 priests are needed to ring it.
Hatsumode (The First Visit for Praying) at Fushimi-inari-taisha Shrine
Every new year over a million people visit to pray for a good year to come. This shrine is very popular, as it is the head shrine of the 40,000 lnari Shrines located around the country.
The 100,000 square meter grounds houses many kinds of buildings, including the Golden Hall of national treasures, the five-storied pagoda (Gojyu-no-to) and the Nioumon gate, where the Kongouriki statue is found. This area is also famous for having the latest blooming cherry blossoms in Kyoto.
Founded by the third Muromachi shogunate Yoshimitsu Ashikaga in 1397, this gold-plated temple is located next to the pond in the middle of a beautiful garden.
Setsubun Festival at Heian Jingu Shrine
To protect their households from troubles, Japanese people chase out demons by throwing beans and shouting “Demons out, good luck in”.
Kitano Tenmangu Shrine
The country’s main Tenmangu shrine built in the honor of Michizane Sugawara. The splendorous main shrine and the worshippers’ hall are designated national treasures. There are 2,000 deep-pink blossom and white-blossom plum trees in the grove.
Thousand-year-old Camellia Tree
Blooming from winter to spring with purple flowers, at 1200 years old it is Japan’s largest Camellia-tree.
The oldest shrine in Kyoto. The main shrine and the Gon-den hall, designated as national treasures, were rebuilt in 1863. The traditional buildings that are resided in by families of Shinto priests serving the shrine are located in nearby areas.
Hanezu Dance at Zuishin-in Temple
Girls dance, sing children’s songs and dress in traditional pale red-plum colored robes in remembrance of the Heian period female tanka poet Onono Komachi.
Museum & Others Tour in Kyoto
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Kyoto itself is synonymous with the history of Japan. Kyoto is home to a number of museums that each feature the history, culture and tradition of Japan. Kyoto has maintained traditional aspects dating back more than one thousand years, while at the same time being oriented toward the future.
These are 10 beautiful locations Museum & Others tour in Kyoto:
- Gil Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum
- Tale of Genji Museum
- Kyoto National Museum
- The Museum of Kyoto
- Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Garden
- World Brick Museum
- Kyoto Station Building
- Toei Uzumasa Eigamura (Toei Movieland)
- Miyazu Catholic Church
- Kyoto International Manga Museum
Gil Asahi Beer Oyamazaki Villa Museum
Situated halfway up Mount Tennozan, which straddles both Kyoto and Osaka Prefectures, a wide collection of art is housed in an old English-style villa. You can see a fine collection of pottery and other arts as wel as water lily paintings by the master Monet.
Tale of Genji Museum
Using scale models and images to give a dearintroduction to the more than thousand yearold literary work the “Tale of Genji”, theculture of the Heian period is well displayed here.
Kyoto National Museum
Located in a brick building built in 1895, this foremost museum in Japan houses 10,000 items that have been designated as national treasures or important cultural properties.
The Museum of Kyoto
The old building of the former Kyoto branch of the Bank of Japan has been refurbished to hold a museum collection that is a display of the history, culture, industry and way of life of the city and people of Kyoto.
Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Garden
liJ Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Garden than 12,000 different plants in a 240 square kilometer area. It is known as one of Japan’s most prominent botanical gardens.
World Brick Museum
The only museum in the world devoted to bricks holds displays covering the history of bricks and brickmaking worldwide, including the four great civilizations.
Kyoto Station Building
One of the foremost train terminal buildings in Japan, on the inside of the building, you can find various facilities including hotels, restaurants, department stores and other places fur amusement.
Toei Uzumasa Eigamura (Toei Movieland)
A working theme park fur samurai dramas and historical movies. Visitors can see samurai sword battles while they are filmed. Some of the attractions make use of movie making technology to entertain.
Miyazu Catholic Church
Still in use today, it is Japan’s second oldest church. The interior of the church, while being floored in tatami, is constructed in Romanesque European style.
Kyoto International Manga Museum
Japan’s first comprehensive facility on Manga culture possesses a collection ofvaluable Manga literature from inside and outside of Japan. It includes a ‘Wall of Manga’, a shelf that holds 50,000 Manga works and extends over a distance of 140 meters.
Traditional Arts & Craft Tour in Kyoto
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A great variety of traditional arts and crafts in Kyoto have developed over the course of its 1,000-year history. Kyoto is home to a great variety of artistic masterpieces, resulting from craftsmanship and high quality materials.
These are 7 beautiful Traditional Arts & Craft tour in Kyoto:
- Nishijin Weaving
- Kiyomizu Pottery
- Kurodani Washi
- Kyo-shikki (Lacquer Ware)
- Kyo-sensu (Kyoto Folding Fans)
- Tango Crepe
- Kyo Yuzen (Dyeing)
This technique involves weaving gold and silver threads together with colored fibers into gorgeous cloth. This cloth is used for neckties as well as for kimono and kimono sashes.
Kiyomizu is famous for high quality bowls, cups, tea utensils and other pottery. The pieces are usually decorated with colorful designs.
Japanese paper is made by traditional techniques unchanged from olden times. Kurodani Washi is especially well-known for its delicate appearance, and is amazingly strong and durable.
Kyo-shikki (Lacquer Ware)
‘Kyo-shikki’ refers to wooden products coated repeatedly in layers· of lacquer sap. Vivid• colored patterns of ‘Kyo-shikki’ present sharp contrast with the black background, which has special gloss and depth.
Kyo-sensu (Kyoto Folding Fans)
Originating in Kyoto during the Heian period, ‘Kyo-sensu’ is a folding fun used for cooling oneself by funning in hot summer weather. Nowadays, it is also regarded as refined decorative arr.
Famous in the Tango region is a silk doth made with a pattern that makes the cloth look as ifit has shrunk. It is popular for kimono and other small items.
Kyo Yuzen (Dyeing)
This technique involves the brush painting of the design one color at a time onto a white doth. The thin lines produced by the fine brushes and the flashy colors are distinctive of Kyo Yuzen.
Arts Tour in Kyoto
Tea ceremony and flower arrangement, which originated and have been developed in Kyoto, represent Japanese culture. At present, Kyoto is recognized as the center ofJapanese art and culture.
These are 5 beautiful Arts tour in Kyoto:
- Kado (Flower Arrangement)
- Noh Theater
- Kyogen (Traditional Comic Plays)
- Wachi Ningyo Joruri Puppet Plays
- Sado (Tea Ceremony)
Kado (Flower Arrangement)
Flower arrangement evolved from the custom of arranging offerings of flowers to the ancestors. This is still done, bur now flower arrangement has grown into an arr widely practiced by people who appreciate the beauty of flowers in daily life.
This classical form of public performance has been kept alive by devotees for about six centuries since the Muromachi Period. Wearing a mask, the performer sings and does a stately dance to flute and drum accompaniment,
Kyogen (Traditional Comic Plays)
Drawing on the foolishness and weakness of human beings, with a hilariously comic slant, this genre dramatizes ordinary concerns.
Wachi Ningyo Joruri Puppet Plays
Giving life to a story related by a narrator, a lone puppeteer expressively manipulates a single puppet to the accompaniment of shamisen music.
Sado (Tea Ceremony)
The etiquette involved in making tea was developed to cultivate the spirit of the practitioner. One of the wellsprings ofJapanese culture, the tea ceremony continues to encourage sensibilities that greatly influence architectute and crafts.
Hot Spring Tour in Kyoto
From ancient rimes, people in Japan have enjoyed communal bathing. Together in the bath, after shedding their clothes, people communicate with each other without regard to age and social distinctions.
In particular, people flock to the natural hot springs where the spa water welling up from the ground contains, depending on the minerals in the water, medicinal properties that can cure a number of ills and injuries.
At an open air hot spring pool you can soak away the fatigue and cares of life while enjoying the scenery under the open sky.
Cuisine Tour in Kyoto
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‘Kyoto Cuisine’ has such a refined quality that it is recognized itself as an art form. This cuisine, making the most of the food’s natural taste, is a so-called ‘concerto’ of those who cultivate the special ingredients and the chefs who prepare them.
These are 5 Cuisine tour in Kyoto:
- Kyo Kaiseki (Kyoto cuisine)
- Kyo Tsukemono (Pickles)
- Crab Dining Parties
- Kyogashi (Confectionery)
- Botan-nabe (Peony-shaped pot cooking)
Kyo Kaiseki (Kyoto cuisine)
Served on trays, this cuisine features exquisite creations fabricated from ingredients that are grown with great care, and prepared by skilled Kyoto chefs.
Kyo Tsukemono (Pickles)
Kyoto-style pickles have a crisp dean taste as less salt is used in their production. They are a popular accompaniment to rice, especially ochazuke (rice with hot tea).
Crab Dining Parties
Crabs caught in the Sea of Japan are a favorite winter treat. They are enjoyed in various ways boiled in nabe dishes, raw as sashimi or broiled.
Kyoto-made traditional Japanese candies are not only delicious; but prepared with color and
shape to suit each season, they are so pleasing to the eye that it seems almost a pity to eat them.
Botan-nabe (Peony-shaped pot cooking)
As a special product of rhe Tarnba region, ‘Botan-nabe’ is characterized by thinly sliced boar meat arranged in the shape of petals of peony. This is a simple, local specialty, cooked in a single pot, with miso (fermented soybean paste) as the chiefseasoning.
Regional Specialties Tour in Kyoto
Historically, the Tango, Tamba and Yamashiro regions have played important roles in providing agricultural products to Kyoto, the capital of Japan. As there has always been a demand for the best-quality, ceaseless efforts and creative practice have raised Kyoto produce to the highest level of quality in Japan.
These are 7 Regionals Specialties tour in Kyoto:
- Japanese Tea
- Tamba Matsutake Mushrooms
- Tamba Chestnuts
- Kamo Eggplant (Kyoto Vegetables)
- Ayu (Sweetfish)
- Buri (Yellowtail)
- Bamboo Shoots
Kyoto is the birthplace for rhe growing of high quality tea in Japan. Tea from Uji (Uji-cha) is considered to be a major part of what constitutes Japanese tea. Its flavor is second to none.
Tamba Matsutake Mushrooms
Some of the finest matsutake mushrooms, with exquisite texture and fine aroma, are grown in Tamba. You can enjoy this rare delicacy in the famous Kyoto cuisine dish “Matsutake rice”.
Chestnuts grown in Tamba are large and sweet. They are used as select ingredients in rhe production of Kyoto style Japanese confectionery.
Kamo Eggplant (Kyoto Vegetables)
Many vegetables, distinctive to the area both in appearance and taste, have long been grown in the Kyoto region.
Known as the queen of freshwater fish, the Ayu lives only in dear streams. Due to its life in swifi: currents the fish’s flesh is firm and high in protein, and is delicious simply broiled with salt.
Buri is a fish that changes its name as it grows up. Caught on Kyoto’s Japan Sea coast in the winter, the adult buri are large and tasty with firm white but oily flesh.
When succulent bamboo shoots start emerging in the spring they are well protected by a dark skin of overlapping leaves. They can be harvested for eating just when the tips start to poke through the surface of the soil.
Tourist Places In Kyoto