91. Himeji CastleHimeji Castle (1333) is about 2 hours by train from Kyoto. It's considered Japan's best castle. Himeji Castle is a network of 83 buildings with feudal defensive systems.
When the Japanese feudal system was abolished in 1871 Himeji Castle was auctioned off. The castle was purchased by a Himeji resident for 23 Japanese yen (about 30 cents). The purchaser wanted to destroy the castle to farm the land. Luckily, the cost of dismantling the castle was too high.
This luck continued throughout WWII. Although the castle was damaged in the war, it survived. It was struck with a bomb in 1945 that failed to explode. The castle was restored in 1955 at a cost of 550 million yen (250,000 man days).
98. Kyoto National Museum of Modern Art (MoMAK)MoMAK exhibits selected works of modern art with a focus on local talent. Displays are rotated about every two weeks and feature paintings, prints, sculpture, crafts and photography. Modern and contemporary Western art is also exhibited.
93. Eat KaisekiKyoto is famous for it's food. In particular, it's known for it's Kaiseki (traditional Japanese multi-course meals). Kaiseki is fine food and can be pricey. Meals may have 5-14 courses. Each course is small and aesthetically pleasing.
94. Gekkeikan Okura Sake MuseumA collection of traditional sake brewing tools, old advertising, sake folk songs and other sake related exhibits. A tasting is provided with admission.
95. Teramachi StreetTeramachi street is a long shopping street in Kyoto. It's name means "temple town" after the warlord Toyotomi Hideyoshi (1537 – 1598) decided to move many of Kyoto's temples to the street after 100 years of war.
It's a long street that has shops end to end. The north end of the street is more high scale with book shops, cafes, tea houses and restaurants. The sound end is a covered arcade packed with cheap eateries, souvenir stores, clothing shops and pachinko parlors.
96. Daimonji Yama (Mount Daimonji)A popular mountain trail that affords views of the city. On a clear day it's possible to see Osaka in the distance.
On August 16th each year Daimonji is set ablaze with giant bonfires in the shape of a 大 (big or great) kanji character as part of the Daimonji festival. A total of five giant bonfires are lit on the mountains surrounding Kyoto for the festival.
97. Attend a Football (Soccer) MatchKyoto has a decent professional soccer team: The Kyoto Sanga F.C. They won the Emperors cup in 2002.
Kyoto doesn't have a men's professional baseball team. It does have a professional women's team — The Kyoto Asto Dreams.
98. Dressup as a GeishaThere are various shops in Kyoto that offer to costume you as a Geisha for a day. They do a reasonably good job of it. In fact, tourists often take photos of other tourists thinking they are Geisha.