With over a thousand years of history under its belt, Kyoto has survived through triumph and turmoil to become one of the most important cities in Japan. Its status as the cultural capital is bolstered by several of its many significant sites being designated a World Heritage Site by UNESCO.
When to visit Kyoto:
While these times may vary based on the exact purpose of your visit, it is generally considered that Springtime is the most favourable time to enter Kyoto. During this season we see an influx in occupancy at Kyoto serviced apartments. Short stay visitor occupancy also sees a rise during this period.
Visit for sightseeing:
If you do visit during Golden Week, our suggestion is that you book your accommodation at a hotel like the Citadines Karasuma-Gojo Kyoto to ensure you have asomewhere to stay when the rush begins!
In time for Sakura:
To experience these magnificent cherry blossoms at their peak come to Kyoto during the latter part of March all the way to the middle of April!
In the mood for shopping?
Given the metropolitan nature of Kyoto, it is a true shoppers delight. If you are looking for a bargain, come over anytime during the month of January to get the best bang for your buck.