Travel Kyoto Japan for Ancient Beauty and Culture

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Kyoto Japan Attractions

Travel Kyoto Japan

Kyoto, Japan is a beautiful, ancient city that tops the list of 'must see' places in Asia. Located in the Kansai region, Kyoto is the seventh largest Japanese city and home to approximately a quarter of the country's national treasures.

Formerly the imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto is a World Heritage Site offering the best of historical monuments, buildings and gardens for viewing. The former Imperial Palace, which is still owned but not lived in by the Japanese Royal Family, the "Golden Pavillion" and the Fushimi Inari Shrine are located here.

If you travel to Kyoto and not go sightseeing, you will miss out on breathtaking scenery, traditions and events. The region is steeped in a rich history that is well worth experiencing.

Kyoto Japan in Autumn

Autumn in Kyoto.  Photo credit:
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Kyoto Japan Attractions

The World Heritage buildings, shrines, temples and gardens in Kyoto are plentiful enough that you will probably need at least three or four days to get around to all the ones that you don't want to miss.

Bus tours to sites of interest are available for purchase outside of the amazing Kyoto Station. Inside the station, you can shop, eat and go to the theatre.   If you don't like the bus, you may want to consider taking the subway.

The numerous festivals and traditional events that take place thoughout year will transport you back in time, giving you the feeling of being in ancient Kyoto.

There are so many things to experience here. As well as the time-honored customs and traditions, Kyoto has modern comforts and conveniences. Remarkable dining, couture and shopping awaits the adventurous traveller. It really is old world meets the new.

You may want to extend your stay, or book a second trip to get everything in.


Did You Know?

Kyoto is the birthplace of Geisha schooling

Kyoto Japan Hotels

Places to stay are plentiful in Kyoto. Whether you are looking for 5 star hotels or you prefer to find Cheap Kyoto Accommodation, you shouldn't have any trouble.

It's easy to book reservations, especially online. You can stay in the city centre with a view of the mountains and cityscape or venture a little farther out and away from the city.

An Unforgettable Trip!

The beauty and culture of this area is unparalleled anywhere. If you are lucky enough to Travel Kyoto Japan, you will never forget the remarkable experience.

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RKHenry 7 years ago from Your neighborhood museum

So what was the dining experience like? I use to watch the Iron Chef. They eat some pretty strange food. Great Hub. Thanks for sharing.

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Herald Daily 7 years ago from A Beach Online Author

Hi, RKHenry. You can get western food as well as the traditional fare in Kyoto. Lots of sushi available, if you like that. As you would imagine, there's even fast food establishments there, as well now. So, you can spend a little or a lot, depending on your tastes and budget.

I have not had the chance yet to travel to Kyoto myself, but the other places that I have been to have been the same thing - you can eat the stuff that locals do, which seems very strange to us, or you can get what you get back home. I've always found that if I go for a burger or something that it tastes different from the ones at home.

Thank-you for your comment.


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Lilymag 7 years ago from Upstate New York

I have always wanted to see Japan, thank you for a great hub!

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Herald Daily 7 years ago from A Beach Online Author

It looks like a beautiful place, doesn't it, Lilymag? Maybe one day you'll be able to see Kyoto for yourself!

Thanks for your comment.


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Shirley Anderson 7 years ago from Ontario, Canada

Those pictures of Kyoto in autumn are soooo pretty! It sounds like a very interesting place too, because of all the history and different activities. Thanks for sharing!

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Herald Daily 7 years ago from A Beach Online Author

Yes, they are pretty, aren't they? Hopefully, you will make the trip to Kyoto sometime.

Thanks for commenting.


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Lgali 7 years ago

nice about japan nice hub Thnaks

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Herald Daily 7 years ago from A Beach Online Author

Thank-you, Lgali! I appreciate you dropping by my Kyoto hub!

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GeneriqueMedia 7 years ago from Earth

Way cool Herald. =)

I don't need to go to Kyoto so bad anymore... ;)

I would make one quick suggestion...maybe subliminally link to an article about Geisha? I know about it, but I'm sure not all means what it is exactly..or expand on the idea! =)

But otherwise, I can't spot any spelling errors and it kept me captivated. Thanks!


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Herald Daily 7 years ago from A Beach Online Author

Thanks, GM! Not only for the compliment but also for the suggestion. I have to come back to it but I think that I will do something about that, great idea!

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celinewayne 6 years ago

cool, i love japan too but have;got chance to go there =)

thanks for sharing this beautiful hub!

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Herald Daily 6 years ago from A Beach Online Author

Hope you do get to go, Celine. It would be an amazing trip!

Thanks for reading and commenting.

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