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Yabusame Shinji

Yabusame Shinji

Tatiana Garcia

Every year in early May. witness the Yabusame Shinji at Shimogamo shrine, where Japanese mounted archers fire arrows at enemy targets...

Shimogamo Shrine Friday - May 3rd Free
Kyotographie 2019

Kyotographie 2019

Jerome Lee

Kyotographie 2019 is held in Kyoto from April 13th to May 12th, with VIBE as this year's theme.

Kyoto City Apr 13th - May 12th 2 ¥4,000
Aoi Matsuri Festival

Aoi Matsuri Festival

Bonson Lam

The Aoi Matsuri is one of the oldest and most celebrated festivals in Japan. So much so, the word “Matsuri” originally referre..

Shimogawa Shrine Wednesday - May 15th Free

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Hyatt Regency Kyoto

Hyatt Regency Kyoto

Bonson Lam

The trees and the gardens in Kyoto have been there for hundreds of years. When I am looking at the burrowed view of the mountains..

Nakano House Project

Nakano House Project

Connor Lappin

The brainchild of Kiraku, Nakano house aims to combine the intricacies of eastern style accommodation with the luxury of a western..

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Enkoji in Kyoto

Illaura Rossiter

In Japan's former imperial capital of Kyoto, Enkoji is a temple where you can sit and look out over beautiful Japanese gardens,..

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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 is endless; Kyoto can be enjoyed in so many ways.

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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