TripAdvisor's Top 10 Best Cultural Experiences
From traditional tea ceremonies and cooking lessons to relaxing with owls and revving through the streets, these are traveler’s picks for the best things to do while you’re seeing Japan.
Riding the Rails: The Sagano Scenic Railway
The Sagano Scenic Railway runs the popular sightseeing train known as the Sagano Romantic Train, which takes you on a seven-kilometer journey between Kyoto’s Arashiyama district—a tourist spot in the Sagano area famous for fall foliage—and Kameoka.
Amazing Aerial Video of Western Japan
Discover Western Japan as you have never seen it before from a breathtaking birds-eye view!
Daimon-ji Festival & Floating Lantern Tour
Spend your summer the Kyoto way by participating in two traditional summer events with great cultural significance!
Video: Kyoto - Timeless Beauty in 4K
Filmmaker Osamu Hasegawa takes us on a stunning journey through spring and fall in Kyoto, making majestic use of drones, glidecams and time-lapse photography. Even if you've visited the city a dozen times, you're sure to find something new!
Top 8 Ryokan In Arashiyama, Kyoto
Staying in a traditional Japanese ryokan can give you a sneak peak into an older Japanese culture. This list will tick off the the top eight ryokans in Arashiyama.
Ride the Rails on Kyoto's Ghost Train
Instead of seeing the usual crowd of office workers and students, this train carries commuters from a different world!
Kyoto's 5 Best Cherry Blossom Views
Kyoto should be on the top of your travel list at any time of the year, but the city makes a truly special transformation in early spring.
Things to Do in Golden Week in Kansai
Looking for something exciting to do during your Golden Week vacation? Here are five great ways to spend your time off in Kansai.
The 15 Top Fall Color Spots in Kyoto
All About's travel guide reveals the real top spots for autumn colors in Kyoto.
Fun & Weird Temples in Kyoto
Already done all the big spots in Kyoto—or just sick of the crowds? These fun and weird temples and shrines are definitely not going to be listed in your typical tourist guide!
Japan by Rail: An Eye-Opening Experience
Three minutes of stunning high-definition scenery taken around Japan.
How To Explore Kyoto on a Student Budget
If you think Kyoto is too expensive, just ask students for secret tips to help you get going on an adventure to this ancient city that truly depicts Japan's culture, tradition and history.
Saiho-ji: Kyoto's Rainy Season Gem
The rainy season brings gray clouds and inclement weather to Kyoto each June, but all that moisture leaves Saiho-ji moss temple glimmering like an emerald!
Get 'Spirited Away' by These Photos of Kyoto
Try if you can, but we don't think you'll be able to resist packing your bags for Kyoto after seeing these gorgeous photos.
Top 5 Regions to See Red Leaves in Japan
As the weather gets cooler, the time of the year for red autumn leaves approaches! While you might be looking for some good spots to spot leaves around Tokyo, why not step out of the capital to discover other nice areas for autumn colors around Japan?
An Artist's Perspective on Kyoto & Nara
Designer and illustrator Carolina Puropopo shares her artistic impressions of Kyoto and Nara.
Is Japan Boring Outside of Tokyo?
Tokyo certainly has charm and no one could doubt the convenience of living or staying in the major city. However, there’s so much more to see outside of Tokyo and I'm happy to give you a few examples... it’s literally my job to promote the entire country.
No Need to Wait for These Noodles to Cool Down
At the Tempura Matsu restaurant you can slurp on noodles chilling in ice cubs, or bite into translucent crab rice.
The 20 Most Romantic Date Spots in Kyoto
While Kyoto is a very traditional city, with more than 1,000 years of history, it's also an open-minded place and full of hidden romantic spots to enjoy with your loved one.