How to Spend a Rainy Day in Kyoto
Particularly during the fall and spring months, Kyoto is prone to downpours. However, a wealth of indoor attractions means that your day will be far from ruined if rain does strike. Here are some of the best places in Kyoto to stay dry during your vacation.
- Ascend to the top of the tallest nonsteel structure in the world with a ticket to Kyoto Tower.
- Master the art of Japanese cooking during a cooking class and tour of the covered Nishiki Market, known as Kyoto’s Kitchen.
- Head inside Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle during a tour that reveals the rich history of each.
- Learn about and sample Japan’s national beverage during a tasting tour of a sake brewery.
- Take part in a traditional tea ceremony, followed by either a Japanese meal or cultural performance.
- Spend the day soaking in the thermal waters of an onsen —upgrade to include a spa treatment such as a massage.