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Karuta Hajime New Year's Card Game

Karuta Hajime New Year's Card Game

Friday - Jan 3rd

At New Year in Japan's former capital of Kyoto, Karuta Hajime is an annual event where a popular traditional card game is played..

Yasaka Shrine 2 Free
Kemari Hajime in Kyoto

Kemari Hajime in Kyoto

Saturday - Jan 4th

Kemari Hajime in Kyoto: a traditional New Year event at Shimogamo Shrine, where men in period costume play an ancient traditional..

Shimogamo Shrine, Kyoto Free

Where to eat in Kyoto

Vegan Ramen in Kyoto

Vegan Ramen in Kyoto

Victoria Kamila

With the growing popularity of veganism, particularly in Japan, vegans can now enjoy ramen at both entirely vegan and vegan-fr..

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Places to stay in Kyoto

Hotel SOWAKA

Hotel SOWAKA

Japan Travel

Enjoy a luxury getaway at Hotel SOWAKA, tucked away in Kyoto's Gion district just moments away from Yasaka Shrine.

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Kyoto Imperial Park

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Kyoto Imperial Park is a good place for a break with the family, or some jogging or cycling. Many beautiful old trees grow there,..

Hotel Canata Kyoto

Hotel Canata Kyoto

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HOTEL CANATA KYOTO offers 16 contemporary styled rooms within a stone's throw of the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Nijo Ca..

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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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