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Kyoto was the capital of Japan for over 1,000 years, beginning in 794, when Emperor Kammu made the city the seat of his Imperial court and the center of Japan's political world. This long and prestigious history led to the development of many of the refined arts we now associate with Japan.
Having escaped the ravages of World War II, the city is a treasure trove of important cultural properties. Kyoto is dotted with over 2,000 shrines and temples, which contain about 20% of Japan's National Treasures and about 14% of its Important Cultural Assets; 17 places in the city are UNESCO World Heritage Sites.
Kyoto has nurtured its elegant simplicity in parallel with its aesthetics of cleanliness and purity for centuries. Utmost refinement is accompanied by a sense of purity. In Kyoto, that’s not just about the ideal atmosphere, but also in the actual practices integrated into the way of living and in welcoming guests.

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Things to do in Kyoto

    No.1: Walk through the thousands of torii gates at Fushimi Inari Shrine, a popular and picturesque shrine in Kyoto

Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine (伏見稲荷大社) is Kyoto’s most visited shrine and one of the most iconic sights in Japan today. The shrine became famous since its iconic vermilion torii gates made an appearance on the popular movie “Memoirs of a Geisha” in 2005.
    No.2: Visit Kiyomizudera Temple for stunning views of the city and historic architecture

Kiyomizudera Temple (清水寺) is one of the most important and oldest historic monuments in Japan, which was built in 780. The temple has a massive wooden terrace surrounded by nature, and it displays a pleasant scenery in each season. Especially in autumn, it attracts many visitors since the night light-up event is held during the peak season of autumn leaves.
    No.3: Photograph the iconic Yasaka Pagoda and wander through the historic streets of the Higashiyama district

Yasaka Pagoda (八坂の塔) is located at Hokanji Temple in Higashiyama District in eastern Kyoto City. It’s the famous landmark of the district and one of the most photographed places in Kyoto. Visitors can actually enter inside the pagoda, too.
    No. 4: Dine along the river at a Kawadoko restaurant and enjoy Kyoto’s traditional summer cuisine

Every great city has an iconic river within, don’t you agree?? Kamogawa River or Kamo River (鴨川) is a symbolic river run through the city of Kyoto, and a popular landmark itself. The riverbank of Kamogawa River is a great spot to walk down and it’s lined by numbers of cafes and restaurants.
    No.5: Cross the iconic Togetsukyo Bridge and explore the scenic Arashiyama district

Arashiyama (嵐山) is a touristic area outside of Kyoto City, and it can be accessed in 20-30 mins from Kyoto Station by train or bus. Arashiyama is home to several important historic monuments and the rich nature, and highly popular side trip destination from the central city of Kyoto.

Togetsukyo Bridge (渡月橋) is a symbol of Arashiyama area, originally built during the Heian Period (794–1185). It’s a popular place to stop by and take photos or watch the beautiful scenery. Arashiyama is the main site for Hanatouro Festival which is held in December annually, and the bridge is illuminated at night during the festival.