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Miyagawacho Beer Garden

Miyagawacho Beer Garden

Yuko Hagihara

The Miyagawacho Beer Garden is a rare occasion where you can enjoy beer, daily specialities served by neighboring restaurants, and..

Miyagawacho Jul 15th - Aug 31st 4 ¥5,000
Seiryu-e Dragon Festival

Seiryu-e Dragon Festival

Febry Fawzi

The Seiryu-e festival is held every spring and autumn near Kiyomizu-dera. The Seiryu or blue dragon is believed to be a guardi..

Kiyomizu-dera Sep 14th - Sep 15th Free

Where to eat in Kyoto

Kumbaya at Kokoraya

Kumbaya at Kokoraya

Bonson Lam

Kumbaya at Kokoraya - Folk Cuisine, like eating at your friend's secret attic in downtown Kyoto and relax on the tatami floor..

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Dontsuki Izakaya

Dontsuki Izakaya

Bonson Lam

My search for the perfect panko crumbed oyster and pork cutlet, crisp on the outside, tender on the inside, has found its home in..

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Places to stay in Kyoto

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Hotel SOWAKA

Hotel SOWAKA

Japan Airlines

Enjoy a luxury getaway at Hotel SOWAKA, tucked away in Kyoto's Gion district just moments away from Yasaka Shrine.

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Hotel Canata Kyoto

Hotel Canata Kyoto

Japan Airlines

HOTEL CANATA KYOTO offers 16 contemporary styled rooms within a stone's throw of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nijo Ca..

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Fujitaya Guesthouse

Fujitaya Guesthouse

Bonson Lam

I have been to Kyoto a dozen times, but it is only now when it has sunk in, as to what this place is all is about.

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About Kyoto

Okinawa Nagasaki Fukuoka Saga Kumamoto Kagoshima Miyazaki Oita Ehime Kochi Tokushima Kagawa Yamaguchi Hiroshima Okayama Tottori Shimane Hyogo Kyoto Osaka Wakayama Nara Shiga Mie Fukui Ishikawa Toyama Gifu Aichi Nagano Shizuoka Niigata Yamanashi Kanagawa Tokyo Saitama Gunma Tochigi Chiba Ibaraki Fukushima Miyagi Yamagata Iwate Akita Aomori Hokkaido
Region Kansai
Island Honshu
Capital Kyoto
Population 2,636,092
Area 4,612.20 sq. km

Japan’s capital from AD 794 to 1868, the list of possible tourist destinations in Kyoto Prefecture (京都府, Kyōto-fu) is endless. 

You can attempt to visit all of major sites, including but certainly not limited to: Fushimi Inari Shrine and its brilliant vermillion row of torii gates, its many temples (most notably Kiyomizu-dera, Sanjusangen-do, and Kinkaku-ji), Nijo Castle, and Amanohashidate (one of the Three Views of Japan).

Or you can attempt to “experience” Kyoto and its rich culture: appreciate the traditional architecture and maiko of the Gion district, witness the Gion Festival (held every July), and indulge in the various delicacies Kyoto has to offer, such as Uji matcha green tea, tofu, and various Japanese confectioneries. Kyoto is on the bucket list of many a traveller, and for good reason.

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