Information about Kyoto, including the climate, tips and tricks for travel, money and cultural facts, can help you make the most out of your vacation to this vibrant Japanese city. The first thing to know is that Kyoto has an outstanding and efficient public transportation system, so pick up a bus pass while you're here. Still, bring comfy shoes because a lot of the city is quite walkable.

Kyoto is a seasonal spot. Visit during the spring cherry blossom season, or in the summer for festivals. New Year's is huge in Japan, but many shops and attractions close down. This is a great place to come on a budget, with tons of free attractions like shrines, temples and gardens. The Japanese yen is the currency, and it's considered good luck to drop a 5-yen coin in a prayer box.

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