About Kyoto
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 is endless; Kyoto can be enjoyed in so many ways.

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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The Jotenkaku Museum in Kyoto

Home of national treasures & important cultural assets

Kyoto: My Alternative Top 3 Temples

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Gion Corner in Kyoto

Seven kinds of Japanese traditional performing arts

Daigo-ji Temple in Kyoto

An exquisitely beautiful temple, garden and museum

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The Jotenkaku Museum in Kyoto

Home of national treasures & important cultural assets

No, the entry ticket costs 800 yen for adults

Kyoto: My Alternative Top 3 Temples

Explore these lesser-known but beautiful places

Memo noted for my Kyoto revisit!

Gion Corner in Kyoto

Seven kinds of Japanese traditional performing arts

About 40 or 45 minutes

Daigo-ji Temple in Kyoto

An exquisitely beautiful temple, garden and museum

Yeah, this temple is really beautiful during autumn.