|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.
Kyoto Higashiyama Flower Lantern Festival: Gorgeous and mysterious views of Kiyomizu Temple looming in the dark.
Jonangu in Fushimi, Kyoto is a Heian era Shinto shrine with a camellia and plum blossom festival in February and March
A unique Kyoto festival that is made of multiple arts and cultural events that explore the relationship between art and science.