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Top Attractions in Kyoto

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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

Naked Yorumode Heian Jingu

Naked Yorumode Heian Jingu

Kim

Naked Yorumode Heian Jingu includes a brightly illuminated Oten-mon Gate (the front gate of the shrine), and various light an...

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Umenomiya Taisha Plum Festival

Umenomiya Taisha Plum Festival

Kim

Each year on the first Sunday in March, Kyoto's Umenomiya Taisha Shrine is home to a plum blossom festival that celebrates th...

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Where to eat in Kyoto

Sarasa Nishijin 9

Sarasa Nishijin

Shinobu Ishikawa

An 80-year-old bathhouse is transformed into a cafe, whilst retaining its features reminiscent of Hayao Miyazaki's Academy Aw...

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Places to stay in Kyoto

Hotel Canata Kyoto

Hotel Canata Kyoto

Japan Travel

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

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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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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 mount...

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Latest Kyoto Reports

Seimei Shrine in Kyoto

Seimei Shrine in Kyoto

Elena Lisina

One of the temples of Kyoto, Seimei jinja is dedicated to the legendary onmyoji named Abe no Seimei, who lived in the 10th-11...

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The Japanese Fan

The Japanese Fan

Elena Lisina

Fans are an integral part of the traditional Japanese costume - a functional and at the same time beautiful accessory. The Ja...

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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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