Kyoto is one of the most romantic cities in the world; and in recent years has become a popular up-and-coming honeymoon destination for young, adventurous couples. The Japanese capital has a fascinating history dating back thousands of years and has been troubled by many wars in its lifetime. Interestingly, the city was left largely untouched during the Second World War due to its remarkable ancient architecture, therefore, many of its original temples and shrines still stand proud to this day. Some of the city’s finest buildings to note, include Kinkaku-ji (most famously known as the Golden Pavilion) and the towering Higashi Hongan-ji which you can explore at your leisure.

One of the best ways to see Kyoto is by bike – and there are plenty of tours you can book once you arrive to see the city from a different perspective. During your ride, you’ll get the chance to see some of the city’s most famous sites and even peddle the downtown streets where you’ll come across many of the city’s arts and crafts culture. Kyoto has been at the centre of innovation in recent years, tradition remains in the form of local artisans crafting their works for all to see. During the late evening, stroll hand-in-hand with your spouse along Kyoto’s streets and take in the peace and serenity of the sleeping city.

If you’re a foodie, you’ll be in your element in Kyoto – and there is sure to be something that takes your fancy. Make sure you visit Nishiki Market (‘Kyoto’s kitchen’), which is packed with everything you could ever wish for to tickle your tastebuds including the country’s finest restaurants, cosy cocktail bars, fast food outlets and authentic Japanese street food.

If you’re keen to experience true Japanese culture, Kyoto is a must-visit destination for your upcoming honeymoon.

What is the currency in Kyoto?

The national currency for Kyoto is the Japanese Yen.

How long does it take to fly to Kyoto?

It takes approximately 12 hours and 18 minutes to fly from London to Kyoto.

What is the time difference in Kyoto?

GMT + 9 hours.

When is the best time to visit Kyoto?

The best time to visit Kyoto would be between the months of March-May and September-November when temperatures are milder in comparison to the unbearably hot summer. Do be aware that this is typically the busiest time with tourists.

What language is spoken in Kyoto?

The native language in Kyoto is Japanese.



Regardless of the time of year, expect a rather temperate climate, the summers are hot and rainy, while winters are mild. During the summer months of July and August, you can expect highs on average of 33 degrees Celsius, while the winter has average lows of around 9 degrees Celsius

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Month Temperature
Jan 5°c
Feb 6°c
Mar 9°c
Apr 14°c
May 19°c
Jun 23°c
Jul 27°c
Aug 29°c
Sep 24°c
Oct 18°c
Nov 13°c
Dec 7°c