Kyoto – the heart of Japanese culture, with a multitude of shrines, temples and gardens, many of which have been designated as UNESCO World Heritage sites since 1994. Kyoto was once Japan’s capital, as well as the residence of the Imperial Family from 794 to 1868. In addition to the breath-taking scenery, there are rich and diverse cuisines ranging from home-cooked to traditional to fusion! If you want to stroll through Kyoto and discover different dishes and sights, here are a few SNS accounts you should follow!
Take a tour of Kyoto’s gardens with @an_deisgn_kyoto! The breathtaking scenes, thoughtful quotes and small stories will definitely leave you feeling insightful. There are also virtual tours and online experiences offered to give you a real-time view of these beautiful gardens.
Now on your trip to Kyoto one important question is – “Where should I stay?” Why not check out Genji Kyoto! Located near the Kamogawa river, Genji Kyoto is a boutique hotel which officially opened in April 2022. Head on over to @genjikyoto to learn more about the cuisine in Kyoto and little tidbits about life in Kyoto. And I can’t forget about their recommended cafes now can I? You may even meet their friendly neighbor, Mr. Heron!
You can also read our interview here: https://arigatojapan.co.jp/interview-with-genji-kyoto-a-new-hotel-you-can-stay-during-your-trip/
What’s Kyoto like during the evening and night? On @kyoto_sue you can discover this side of the bustling city! Of course, there are numerous breathtaking landscapes when the sun is high in the sky as well! And we can’t forget about the food, can we?
Join Laura from @laura_kyoto in traveling through Kyoto and learning more about Kyoto’s culture. Not only are temples and shrines featured, but also festivals and art! The descriptions in each post give a little more insight into the featured place or festival. You may even find a furry friend or two popping up from time to time!
A flower can make anyone’s day and you’re sure to find a multitude of flowers on @hiroko_123kyoto. There’s also something for the foodies with the delightful dishes and tasty desserts, both traditional and fusion.
While these may be just a few of the accounts highlighting Kyoto, they will definitely help you experience the food and sights of the city! Have a look and travel through Kyoto at home before you can visit Japan in person!
Join us for a delicious and authentic food tour in Kyoto during your next trip!