Katsura Vacations

Katsura is a popular place for visitors to explore while in Kyoto, Japan, a city with 1,500,000 people. The area is 40 miles (64 kilometers) to the northeast of Kobe Airport, and only 19 miles (31 kilometers) from the city’s downtown.

Many of Kyoto’s attractions can be found within easy reach of Katsura, so it is a great place to base yourself while you are in town. Two of the most popular attractions here are the fascinating Kameoka Sports Ground and the fantastic Kaya No Sato Country. If you have time, don’t miss Anaoji Temple and Jingoji Temple.

Be sure to visit some of the nearby museums and galleries, which help make this region such a unique vacation destination. Stroll around and savor the atmosphere of the Nishijin Textile Center. Enjoy seeing established and up-and-coming artists strut their stuff at the Kyoto Concert Hall.

Get your body moving in the great outdoors at the many picturesque places nearby. Relax and enjoy the fresh air. Enjoy some of the pleasant city parks such as the Arashiyama Monkey Park, the Kyoto Imperial Park and the Kyoto Prefectural Botanical Gardens.

Kyoto has many noteworthy attractions including Doshisha University, the Temple of the Golden Pavilion and Ryoanji Temple. If you’re into history, Kyoto’s bygone days can still be experienced at Nijo Castle, the Sento Imperial Palace and the Kyoto Imperial Palace.

Watch popular sporting heroes, the Kyoto Sanga FC, take to the field at the iconic Nishikyogoku Athletic Stadium. On match days the stadium overflows with purple and white, as local soccer lovers come together to cheer on their home-grown heroes.

After spending the day enjoying the charms of Katsura, put up your feet and relax at one of the area’s hotels or serviced apartments. If you’re looking for a warm welcome and a good nights sleep it’s hard to go past the Hotel Villa Fontaine VILLAGE KYOTO, the ANA Crowne Plaza Kyoto, and the popular Grand Prince Hotel Kyoto.

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