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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Kyoto Imperial Palace Park

Where men and nature congregate in the middle of Kyoto

Suzaku No Niwa Autumn Illumination

Beautiful autumn illumination in Umekoji Park

Kyoto Railway Museum

Awesome displays and interactive exhibits on all trains

Guest House Kyoto Costa Del Sol

Affordable accommodation near Kyoto Station

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Kiyomizu-dera Autumn Guide

Prepare for the best season at the best temple in Kyoto

No matter how crowded it'll be, you'll have a good time indeed. Enjoy!

Tour Kyoto by Tram and on Foot

From the well known Kinukake Road to the area of Sagano

So nice train!

Ohitaki Fire Festival Kifune Shrine

A dramatic and cleansing ritual in Kyoto

Nice pics!

Veg Out in Kyoto

For those longing for their fair share of vegetables

Yes it was cold that day and it warmed me up!!!