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Kyoto

Japan's ancient capital home to sacred shrines and Zen gardens

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Upcoming Kyoto Events

Doki Mizuho Exhibition

Doki Mizuho Exhibition

Oct 2nd - Oct 21st

From October 2nd until October 21st, the Kyoto Okazaki Tsutaya store will be hosting an exhibition of works from ceramic artist..

4 Free
Discovered Japanese Landscapes

Discovered Japanese Landscapes

Sep 7th - Oct 31st

From September 7th to October 31st, the National Museum of Modern Art will host an exhibition focused on artworks depicting Japan..

¥1,200
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..

3 Free

Where to eat in Kyoto

Common Well Cafe Kyoto

Common Well Cafe Kyoto

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The city of Melbourne in Australia is renowned for its cafe culture, and a newly-opened cafe in Kyoto aims to emulate this. Common..

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Places to stay in Kyoto

Ine Boathouse Ryokan

Ine Boathouse Ryokan

Bonson Lam

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

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Latest Kyoto Reports

Seimei Shrine in Kyoto

Seimei Shrine in Kyoto

Elena Lisina

One of the temples of Kyoto, Seimei jinja is dedicated to the legendary onmyoji named Abe no Seimei, who lived in the 10th-11th..

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The Japanese Fan

The Japanese Fan

Elena Lisina

Fans are an integral part of the traditional Japanese costume - a functional and at the same time beautiful accessory. The Japanese..

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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 in Video
Population 2,636,092
Area 4,612.20 km²

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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