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Firefly Viewing in Uji

Firefly Viewing in Uji

May 23 - Jun 7th

From late May to mid-June, Uji City Botanical Park near Kyoto plays host to fireflies, delighting young and old alike. A short..

Uji City Botanical Park 7 Free
Tanabata at Kodai-ji

Tanabata at Kodai-ji

Early Jul

Colorful display of decorated bamboo branches in the carpark of Kodai-ji in Kyoto to celebrate the festival of Tanabata. The handmade..

Kodaiji 3 Free
The 5th Tatsushige no Kai - Dojoji

The 5th Tatsushige no Kai - Dojoji

Tuesday - Jul 14th

The Kongo school of Noh will be staging a one-off performance of the play Dojoji by actor Tatsushige Udaka at the Kongo Noh Theatre..

Kongo Noh Theatre 2 ¥4,000

Where to eat in Kyoto

Sarasa Nishijin 9

Sarasa Nishijin

Shinobu Ishikawa

An 80-year-old bathhouse is transformed into a cafe, whilst retaining its features reminiscent of Hayao Miyazaki's Academy Award..


Places to stay in Kyoto

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..




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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