Kyoto can seem like an intimidating destination for travelers. The historic city isn’t nearly as expensive as Tokyo, but between transportation, temple entries, meals, and accommodation, you may find yourself short on funds. These tips will help you enjoy Kyoto without breaking the bank.
1. If you are willing to forgo cherry blossoms, visit Kyoto during the off-season.
Cherry blossom season usually falls from March until May. This is peak season for tourism in Japan, and prices go up during this period. Not only is this time more expensive, the popular attractions will be packed with people. For a more Zen and equally interesting experience, visit Kyoto in the fall. The changing leaves will leave you just as breathless and you’ll save a substantial chunk of cash.