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Firefly Viewing in Uji

Firefly Viewing in Uji

Charlotte Griffiths

From late May to mid-June, Uji City Botanical Park near Kyoto plays host to fireflies, delighting young and old alike. A short..

Uji City Botanical Park May 26th - Jun 10th 6 Free
The 5th Tatsushige no Kai - Dojoji

The 5th Tatsushige no Kai - Dojoji

Sleiman Azizi

The Kongo school of Noh will be staging a one-off performance of the play Dojoji by actor Tatsushige Udaka at the Kongo Noh Theatre..

Kongo Noh Theatre Sunday - Jul 14th 2 ¥4,000
Gion Matsuri

Gion Matsuri

Jessica Lin

Gion Matsuri is Kyoto’s largest festival which takes place throughout the month of July by the Yasaka Shrine.

Downtown Kyoto Jul 1st - Jul 31st Free

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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 mountains..

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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 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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