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

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Upcoming Kyoto Events

The Star Festival

The Star Festival

Oct 3rd - Oct 4th

The Star Festival has been running since 2012, and takes place at Stihl no Mori in Kyoto. The two-day event allows visitors to camp..

Stihl no Mori 2 ¥9,000
Kyotographie

Kyotographie

Sep 19th - Oct 18th

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

Kyoto City 2 ¥4,000
Ohitaki Fire Festival Kifune Shrine

Ohitaki Fire Festival Kifune Shrine

Early Nov

The annual Ohitaki Fire Festival at Kifune Shrine uses its spiritual powers to banish bad sprits and cleanse impurities of the people..

Kifune Shrine 3 Free

Where to eat in Kyoto

Places to stay in Kyoto

Ine Boathouse Ryokan

Ine Boathouse Ryokan

Bonson Lam

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

Japan Rail Tokai Flex Pass

Featured

The Flex Ticket is a new travel package for international visitors, incorporating a return ticket between the major cities in Tokyo..

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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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