Kyoto is located in the Kansai Region of Japan and is well known as one of the historical capital of the country. Japanese history is beautiful due to the importance it has given to the essential elements of life, and the lessons from them have influenced the world over years and decades. This was my first reason to land in Kyoto, to experience the heart of Japan history. The town was also given the status of being the World heritage site in 1994. It is also one of the largest cities in the country, and although it is known for its history, I was pretty surprised seeing the modern outlook of it.

Fortunately for the people residing in Kyoto, it was dropped as being one of the target cities for the dropping of the atomic bomb. Due to this, the age-old temples and shrines still survive in the city. One of the major attractions in the town is the traditional festivals, and these have been held for more than 1000 years now.

Places to visit


  • Nijo Castle
  • Kyoto Railway Museum
  • Sento Palace
  • Nishiki Market
  • Kyoto Imperial Palace
  • Pontocho

  • Eastern Kyoto


  • Kiyomizudera
  • Higashiyama
  • Ginkakuji
  • Kyoto National Museum
  • Nanzenji Temple

  • Southern Kyoto


  • Fushimi Inari Shrine
  • Tofukuji Temple
  • Daigoji Temple
  • Toji Temple
  • Fushimi Sake District

  • Northern Kyoto


  • Kinkakuji
  • Shugakuin Villa
  • Ninnaji Temple
  • Kibune
  • Kurama
  • Ryoanji Temple

  • Western Kyoto


  • Arashiyama
  • Kokedera
  • Katsura Villa
  • Yoshiminedera
  • Daikakuji Temple
  • Tenryuji temple

One can reach Kyoto by taking a flight to Tokyo and either choosing a local transport, or one of the rails in Japan. The network of the rain transport is highly efficient in the country and due to this coupled with the punctuality, keeping a solid plan and itinerary for exploring Kyoto is bound not to fail. Make the best use of your holidays in one of the best cities in the world.

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