Once the imperial capital of Japan, the city of Kyoto has much to offer for visitors from of all walks of life. Kyoto is one of the most peaceful cities in Japan if you were to judge by the number of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines. It is one of the most well preserved cities in Japan, having survived hundreds of years of wars relatively unscathed. Because of this, the historical relevance in the city is very high. Travelers are treated to some of the oldest, most beautiful Japanese gardens in the country, and often enjoy strolling along the tranquil path known as the Philosopher's Walk. In keeping with the foodie culture of Japan, Kyoto is well known for its abundance of incredible places to get world class cuisine, and there are many vegetables that are unique to the region.
Kyoto isn't all gardens and walkways. There is a large business center, and the city's number one industry is electronics. Tour the local breweries, or visit the HQ of Nintendo while in the city. Once you've had your fill of the city, a rental car in Kyoto is a great way to explore the region. You will find no lack of beautiful countrysides to explore, and more impressive temples and shrines. Experience fantastic views and breathtaking scenery while hiking in the mountains just outside the city, or head northeast and explore the towns along the shores of Lake Biwa. Home to many of the region's most popular beaches and swimming spots, Lake Biwa also is a spot where many fresh water pearls are harvested. If you get lucky, maybe you'll find one!
When you're ready to see more of Japan, a rental car may be a solution you can take advantage of. Our agents are specially trained to handle all your needs, and can find the car that is just right for your needs. From high end sports cars and luxury sedans, to smaller cars and minivans, our call center is available to you 24 hours a day, 7 days a week. Booking online is easy with our secure 3 step booking engine, or simply give us a call toll-free, any time at 1-888-223-5555 to speak with a member of our award-winning customer service team.