Your Audio Guide to Kyoto

Vivid, accessible audio guides to help make your visit even more memorable

Engage Your Senses

Curio's narrative guides bring to life the stories behind the sights, sounds, and even aromas of Kyoto

Cultural & Historical Highlights

Japan's first audio guide app to focus on cultural and historical sights

Discover Kyoto's Secrets

All content created in partnership with each sight, giving you the inside scoop on Kyoto's hidden history

Useful & Easy to Use

Get useful information about each sight including maps and opening times

What is Curio?

Curio is your insider's guide to dozens of Japan's most important cultural and historical destinations. As the ancient capital of Japan, Kyoto is a rich tapestry going back over 1200 years, full of fascinating sights ready to be discovered. Curio will help you unlock the hidden stories and charms behind many of Kyoto’s enchanting shrines and temples to make your visit to Japan a truly rich and memorable experience.

What is Rakuhoku?

Rakuhoku is the name for the northern part of Kyoto, which is rich in history, nature, and tranquility as well as being home to art, music, and culture. With Curio's guides to Rakuhoku, you can discover all that this unique area has to offer.

Curio's Recommended Rakuhoku Trips

To make the most of your visit, here are some suggested routes around the Rakuhoku area: