Formerly the capital of Japan, Kyoto is a city rich in temples, shrines, and palaces. Indeed, because of its historical and cultural significance, Kyoto was dropped from the list of target cities for the atomic bomb. It also escaped destruction during World War II. Thus, those looking for things to do in Kyoto will find an abundance of options, from Kyoto Imperial Palace and Nijo Castle to Kyoto National Museum, Nanzenji Temple, Fushimi Inari Shrine, and many other must-see sights. Foodies will especially love Nishiki Market—known as Kyoto's Kitchen—a narrow, five-block-long street lined with some 100 shops and restaurants. Below find a list of our selection of boutique and luxury hotels in Kyoto.