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Kyoto Travel Tips

Enabling you to make the most of your travel in Kyoto, we provide a comprehensive selection of travel tips which includes basic information you will need when visiting the city, be it for business or pleasure.


The city of Kyoto experiences all four seasons with the average temperature during winter being between -2°C to 10°C and rising to about 39°C during summer. Rainfall is experienced between June and July. The months of April and November present the ideal periods for visiting the city.


The city of Kyoto has an efficient bus network allowing you to get around with ease. An ideal option of transportation for a traveller is the subway rail system. One can even hail a taxi to explore the city’s numerous attractions.

Shopping & Business Hours

Generally shopping and business hours in Kyoto are from 9am to 5pm, with some shops operating between 10am to 6pm.


The official currency in Kyoto is Japanese Yen (JPY).

The most widely accepted method of payment is cash although some major retail and dining venues accept credit cards.

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