From Ninja to Ramen: Top 10 Places to Visit in Kyoto

A recent survey asked tourists to Kyoto about their favorite spots. Here are their top five — along with five recommendations from UJ.

Unseen Japan
7 min readSep 10, 2023

By Nyri Bakkalian

Kyoto - Kiyomizudera

Recently, Honichi Labo interviewed foreign visitors to Kyoto and asked them about their favorite tourist spots. Here’s their top five, plus another five from us here at Unseen Japan.

Kyoto Samurai Ninja Museum

Kyoto Samurai & Ninja Museum with Experience

Located in Nakagyō ward, the Kyoto Samurai Ninja Museum is a museum of pre-1871 Japanese warriors, be they samurai or ninja. Featuring a handsome array of historic armor and weapons as well as some Buddhist statuary, the museum also offers visitors the opportunity to learn how to throw ninja stars (shuriken) and use blow darts (fukiya), or don samurai armor or ninja attire.

Fushimi Inari Taisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha

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