Vacation In Kyoto, Japan

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When you close your eyes and think of Japan, you’re probably picturing Kyoto: sublime Zen gardens, mysterious Buddhist temples, colorful Shinto shrines, graceful geisha. The fact is, Kyoto is the most rewarding city in Japan and a place all travelers should visit at least once in their lives.

Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is a city on the island of Honshu. It's famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses. It’s also known for formal traditions such as kaiseki dining, consisting of multiple courses of precise dishes and geisha entertainers - often found in the Gion district.

Kyoto, Japan’s most beautiful city, is not the largest centre in the country, but it has a lot to keep you occupied when you visit. In the interest of helping you parse through the many options available to you on a trip to Japan, we’ve put together the 10 essential things to do in Kyoto. And don’t worry, although Kyoto is famous for its hundreds of temples throughout the city, not every entry on this list is a temple.

The airport code ITM is closest for Kyoto, Japan.

 

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