Karasuma Vacations

Karasuma is a great place to visit while in Kyoto, Japan, a city of 1,500,000 people. The area lies 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the northeast of Kobe Airport, and less than 1 mile (1.6 kilometers) from the city's central business district area.

If you are staying in Karasuma, why not spend a little time sightseeing in colorful neighborhoods like Nishiki Market, Kyoto and Shimogyo.

Those interested in exhibits and shows will find plenty of interesting cultural attractions in and around Karasuma. Stroll around and enjoy the quiet of Costume Museum and the Kyoto Museum of Traditional Crafts. Head to the Hosomi Art Museum and the Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art, to get your fill of art. Enjoy seeing the region’s best and brightest performing live at Gion Corner and Kyoto Kaikan.

Looking for ways to amuse the kids? Let them run around at the various child-friendly destinations nearby. Treat the family to a visit to Kyoto Aquarium and the Kyoto Municipal Zoo, and see some unique wildlife.

When it’s time escape the city, visit the nearby green spaces. Spend a morning in one of the local parks and gardens, which include Maruyama Park, the Kyoto Imperial Park and Shoseien Garden.

Kyoto has some noteworthy places to see such as Kiyomizu Temple, Sanjusangendo Temple and Chion-in Temple. History lovers will enjoy spending a few hours at Nijo Castle, the Sento Imperial Palace and the Kyoto Imperial Palace.

Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium is the perfect place to hang out with lovers of soccer, and to see local heroes, the Kyoto Sanga FC, in action. On match days follow the river of purple and white, to the stadium, then after the final whistle blows, join fans in the nearby pubs for a few post-game beers.

To make the most of Karasuma, think about booking your accommodation close by in one of the area’s hotel or serviced apartment options. For a good night’s sleep check out the amenities at the Kyoto Royal Hotel & Spa, the Hotel Keihan Kyoto, and the Hotel Granvia Kyoto.

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