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About Kyoto

Why Visit Kyoto, Japan

Having previously served as the capital of the country before 1868, the charming city of Kyoto is one of the ten largest cities in Japan with a population of 1.5 million people. The city is famous for hundreds of its gorgeous Buddhist temples and shrines, scattered along its territory, and is often called Japan’s spiritual heart.

During your Kyoto journey, don’t miss the chance to follow the path of countless red torii gates that bring you to the magnificent Fushimi Inari Shrine. The Fushimi Inari is the most significant among the thousands of shrines dedicated to Inari, the god of rice. Other local jewels of Japanese religious architecture that are impossible to miss are the marvelous Kinkaku-ji (or the Kyoto Golden Temple) and the Sanjusangendo Temple that is famous for housing 1001 human-sized statues of Kannon, the goddess of mercy.

If you are seeking a traditional royal atmosphere of ancient Japan, pay a visit to the Kyoto Imperial Palace, the Imperial Family’s residence from 794 until 1868. This popular Kyoto attraction is a unique architectural complex that consists of the majestic palace itself and its beautiful gardens. The Kyoto Imperial Park was closed for the public for a long time but today you have the unique opportunity to see this spectacular green section full of the wide tree groves and lovely bridges.

Another Kyoto must-see is the Arashiyama district where thousands of tourists come to see one more wonder of the region, the famed Bamboo Forest. Save some time to walk through the sprawling bamboo grove and let yourself be enchanted by the beauty of local nature!

Moreover, the city of Kyoto is the best destination in the entire country to take part in the traditional Japanese tea ceremony which is still held according to the ancient traditions, which have been carefully passed from one generation to another for hundreds of years. Definitely an experience not to miss!

Best Things To Do in Kyoto

  • Experience a traditional tea ceremony
  • Walk through the tunnel of bamboo trees in the Arashiyama district
  • Visit the majestic Fushimi Inari Temple
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