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

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Top Attractions in Kyoto

Around Kyoto

Amanohashidate

Amanohashidate

Amanohashidate is one of the top three scenic spots in Japan and is the one closest to the urban centers of Osaka and Nagoya....

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Fukuchiyama

Fukuchiyama

Fukuchiyama is a Castle Town about 70 kilometers from Kyoto, Osaka and Kobe. Nestled in a southern part of the valley, it is ...

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Arashiyama

Arashiyama

Along a river in the West of Kyoto lies Arashiyama, a rural suburb of Kyoto. Literally “Storm Mountain”, Arashiyama is actual...

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Gion

Gion

Shijo Dori is filled with restaurants, souvenir shops, clothing stores and anything a shopping complex could hope to have. Mo...

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Uji

Uji

Uji is located to the south of Kyoto city, and is famed for its roll in the cultivation and production on green tea. Many fam...

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Maizuru

Maizuru

Maizuru is a port city in northern Kyoto along the coast of the Sea of Japan. It can be reached in just 2 hours from the cent...

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Ine

Ine

Ine (伊根町) is a town located in Yosa District, in northern Kyoto Prefecture. It is known for its traditional wooden fishing...

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Upcoming Kyoto Events

Japanese Sweets Afternoon Tea

Japanese Sweets Afternoon Tea

Kim

For a limited time this summer, The Sodoh Higashiyama Kyoto is hosting a Japanese Sweets afternoon tea event. There will be a...

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Grape Afternoon Tea

Grape Afternoon Tea

Kim

From August 1st until September 30th, the Westin Miyako Kyoto will be hosting a grape afternoon tea event. Intended to mark t...

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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 winter the mountains are blanketed by snow, and you are rewarded ...

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R Inn Fukuchiyama

R Inn Fukuchiyama

Bonson Lam

R Inn has majestic views over Fukuchiyama station on one side and the distant mountains on the other. In a city that doesn’t ...

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Matsui House

Matsui House

Hal Jones

Mrs. Matsui’s family home was previously a workshop that produced hand-woven obi sashes. Today, the guest room is open for gu...

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Latest Kyoto Reports

Japan Rail Tokai Flex Pass

Japan Rail Tokai Flex Pass

Bonson Lam

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

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Kyoto Black Montsuki

Kyoto Black Montsuki

Bonson Lam

The word montsuki does not refer to the shape of the garment, for when you hang or fold it; it looks nothing like when you we...

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About Kyoto

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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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