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Kyoto Picks

Visiting Kyoto? Here are PASSPORT OUT’s top picks of where to stay, what to try, and what to do when in the former Japanese capital!


Hoshinoya Kyoto

Accessible only by boat from the south end of Togetsukyo Bridge, Hoshinoya Kyoto is one of the city’s secluded accommodations. Maisonettes resemble a traditional riverside home. The property is blanketed by a thick foliage, creating an illusion of privacy and exclusivity.

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木と根 kitone

Matcha Sherbet with Light Condensed Milk Drizzle… Need we say more?

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% Arabica Coffee Arashiyama

Since its opening, % Arabica Coffee has been capturing the attention of coffee lovers worldwide with its amazingly smooth but strong coffee.

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Matsunosuke NY

Available only during autumn and winter months, Matsunosuke NY’s Custard Apple Pie is a must-try, when in Kyoto.

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IPPODO Tea Co. Kyoto

Tea drinking is a Japanese institution steeped in age-old traditions. To make the activity more approachable and enjoyable, IPPODO modernized and repackaged it for younger generations.

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古書と茶房 (ことばのはおと) Kotoba no Haoto

Kotoba no Haoto is one of Kyoto’s best kept secrets. Housed in an old machiya (a traditional house) in Kyoto’s Nishijin District, this cafe attracts a steady stream of cat and kawaii lovers, who make a beeline for their special cat parfaits even before opening time. Kotoba no Haoto makes only 20 servings of the famed parfaits, and, on top of that, serves them after 1 PM.

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Take a boat ride across Katsura River.Kyoto Picks

Explore the depths of the Sagano Bamboo Forest.Kyoto Picks

  1. Hideo

    February 28, 2017 10:51 pm


  2. 愛子

    February 28, 2017 10:52 pm


  3. Cathy Ng

    February 28, 2017 11:03 pm

    OMG Those cat ice creams are sooooo cuuute

  4. Laura

    February 28, 2017 11:04 pm

    love kyoto! my fave city ever!

  5. 千代~

    February 28, 2017 11:06 pm


  6. Mike Jones

    February 28, 2017 11:11 pm

    great list! should try with my family on my visit. thanks!

  7. Jou Yamamoto

    February 28, 2017 11:37 pm


  8. Kayleigh Beuzelin

    February 28, 2017 11:58 pm

    Everything looks so cute and lovely! <3

  9. Kiyoko

    March 1, 2017 12:04 am


  10. Kirsten

    March 1, 2017 3:42 am

    That apple pie looks so delicious and I would give anything for that boat ride! How beautiful <3

    -Kirsten //

  11. Mary

    March 1, 2017 5:39 am

    Wow! You have totally ignited wanderlust in me to visit Kyoto. So beautiful!

  12. Amy Bui

    March 1, 2017 9:20 am

    Just found your blog and I’m so in love with all the places that you’ve traveled to and all the suggestions. So awesome.

  13. Christianne

    March 1, 2017 10:39 am

    This is love, I have only been to Japan airport for lay overs. I would love to visit soon and get these.

  14. Dawn C.

    March 1, 2017 7:48 pm

    AHHHH I HATE U now i want to go back!

  15. Alexandra B. Cazac

    March 1, 2017 11:35 pm

    I haven’t been to Kyoto but I will surely use this guide when I’m there. Very cute!!

  16. Petiteandpretty

    March 1, 2017 11:50 pm

    Your photos are amazing! If you don’t mind, what lens and program you use to capture those lovely photos??

  17. Marisa Fonseca

    March 2, 2017 1:29 am

    Awesome experience would be have the opportunity to visit Kyoto! Gorgeous pics!
    Coco and Jeans By Marisa

  18. Sammy

    March 2, 2017 2:25 am

    Your photos omg! They all look so lovely!

  19. Kristina Wilde

    March 2, 2017 2:26 am

    need to visit kyoto ASAP

  20. Urvee T

    March 2, 2017 2:27 am

    where are you guys based? Obsessing your travels!

  21. Aria Di Bari

    March 2, 2017 3:56 am

    Next time I go to Japan, I’ll have to visit Kyoto! Thank you for these adresses!

  22. Stella Asteria

    March 2, 2017 3:59 am

    Oh my! These look so delicious! I would love to visit one day!
    Thanks for sharing 🙂

  23. kristin neuwandijk

    March 2, 2017 12:31 pm

    your tea drinking outfit is soooo on fleek

  24. mick

    March 2, 2017 1:12 pm

    Beautiful place to stay! That view is insane!

  25. Joey Vi

    March 2, 2017 1:52 pm

    guess i need to book a flight to kyoto now?! hahaha

  26. Kristen

    March 4, 2017 3:01 am

    this looks amazing!

  27. Cess

    March 5, 2017 8:52 pm

    That Ice Cream is everything! Interesting post thanks for sharing.


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