Kyoto (京都) is a prefecture in the Kansai region and is located almost in the center of Japan's main island of Honshu. Its capital is Kyoto City.

Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over a millennium, and carries a reputation as its most beautiful city. However, now that Kyoto is mixed with the modern side and the traditional side of Japan, when you just arrive in you might be disappointed at the first impression of Kyoto city. Some areas don’t have much of the flavor of ancient Kyoto left, and you also find basically whatever you find in Tokyo here. However, take the time to seek it out. You will soon discover Kyoto's hidden beauty and how much there is to see: more than 2000 temples, shrines, dozens of gardens and museums.
It boasts the largest numbers of national treasures, important cultural properties, special historical sites, and places of scenic beauty as of 2003.
Sightseeing Spots in Kyoto
Arashiyama Kawaramachi Amanohashidate
Sanjusangen-do Katsurarikyu Toei Uzumasa Eiga-mura
Nishiki Ichiba Market Fushimi Inari Shrine Kyoto Gosho
Mt. Kurama Heian-jingu Hozu River Boat Trip
World Heritage Sites in Kyoto
Kamigamo-jinja Shrine (Kamowakeikazuchi-jinja Shrine) Shimogamo-jinja Shrine (Kamomioya-jinja Shrine) To-ji Temple
(Kyoogokoku-ji Temple)
Kiyomizu-dera Temple Mt. Hiei Enryaku-ji Temple Daigo-ji Temple
Ninna-ji Temple Byodo-in Temple Ujigami-jinja Shrine
Kozan-ji Temple Koke-dera Temple (Saiho-ji Temple) Tenryu-ji Temple
Kinkaku-ji Temple (Rokuon-ji) Ginkaku-ji Temple (Jisho-ji) Ryoan-ji Temple
Hongwan-ji Temple Nijo-jo Castle

Food in Kyoto

Where do you want to go in Kansai?

How to get to and around Kyoto

From Kansaiinternational airport
Shinkansen route
Japan Railways
Highway bus route

Subway lines in Kansai
Buses in Kansai

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