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Ohitaki Fire Festival Kifune Shrine

Ohitaki Fire Festival Kifune Shrine

Early Nov

The annual Ohitaki Fire Festival at Kifune Shrine uses its spiritual powers to banish bad sprits and cleanse impurities of the people..

Kifune shrine 3 Free
Treasures From the Imperial Palace

Treasures From the Imperial Palace

Oct 10th - Nov 23rd

From October 10th to November 23rd 2020, a special exhibition is taking place at the Kyoto National Museum titled "Treasures from..

Kyoto National Museum ¥1,800
The Ceramic Sculpture of Shindo Tsuji

The Ceramic Sculpture of Shindo Tsuji

Oct 31st - Nov 23rd

Shindo Tsuji (1910-1981) was a Japanese artist, particularly renowned for his sculpture works. While Tsuji had utilized mediums..

Museum EKI, Kyoto Station ¥900

Where to eat in Kyoto

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Ine Boathouse Ryokan

Ine Boathouse Ryokan

Bonson Lam

At Ine there are surprises and delights in every season. in January the mountains are blanketed by snow, but you are rewarded by..


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Japan Rail Tokai Flex Pass

Japan Rail Tokai Flex Pass


The Flex Ticket is a new travel package for international visitors, incorporating a return ticket between the major cities in Tokyo..


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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