Kyoto Prefecture | Travel Information

Kyoto Prefecture, in Central Honshu (Japan’s main island), is one of Japan’s most culturally and historically significant prefectures. Kyoto city, the capital city of the prefecture, was built circa 780. Over half of the prefecture’s population lives in one city – which would of course be the capital Kyoto. Kyoto prefecture is full of historic villages and districts, which really gives a historic vibe to the prefecture. 

Many visitors to Japan will visit Kyoto city, however, very few dare to venture out past the city, which is a real shame because there is so much beauty which one can not simply get by taking a day trip to Kyoto.

Destinations in Kyoto Prefecture

Tours & Experiences

Accommodation in Kyoto

Getting Around Kyoto

Kyoto has an extensive public transport network, utilising a variety of JR lines, subway, light rail, all supported by a bus network. Because of this, getting around Kyoto is incredibly easy. Kyoto is also a very walkable city, with good pedestrian infrastructure which makes navigating between tourist destinations a breeze.

Outside of Kyoto city,  Japan Rail has rail lines that go east to Shiga Prefecture, and north west, through to Amanohashidate.