Kyoto is the old capital of Japan for many centuries since Heian Period which begun in 794 to 1868 when the capital moved to Tokyo.

Kyoto owns numbers of well preserved historical sites such as shrines, temples and gardens, and the rich natural environment surrounded by mountains which displays beautiful colors in each season. It also represents the long history and tradition of Japan by traditional entertainments such as Maiko and Geiko performances.

Let’s take a look at our list of Kyoto’s most popular areas with best highlights.

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TEMPLES & SHRINES

Learn the history of Kyoto and feel the rich nature!
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RESTAURANTS & CAFES

Check both the traditional and popular Japanese food options in Kyoto!
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SHOPPING

Unique and traditional Japanese souvenirs are offered throughout Kyoto.
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HOTEL

Which do you like to stay, historical Machiya hotels or budget and nice accommodations?
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