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Japan's ancient capital home to sacred shrines and Zen gardens

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Moriguchi Kunihiko: Yuzen / Design

Moriguchi Kunihiko: Yuzen / Design

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Yuzen is a type of Japanese fabric dyeing technique which involves the application of rice paste to the fabric in order to prevent..

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250 Years of Kyoto Art Masterpieces

250 Years of Kyoto Art Masterpieces

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Long revered as a hub of culture in Japan, Kyoto has had a connection to the arts for centuries. This connection is celebrated at..

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Ine Boathouse Ryokan

Ine Boathouse Ryokan

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At Ine there are surprises and delights in every season. in January the mountains are blanketed by snow, but you are rewarded by..

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Japan Rail Tokai Flex Pass

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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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