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Little Kyoto – Small cities and towns similar to Kyoto

Kyoto was the capital city of Japan from 794 to 1868. To the south of Kyoto Imperial Palace where successive Emperors lived, grid of streets and avenues was set up and the city was constructed. In the city, there are many Buddhist temples and are some areas with old folk houses. And Kyoto created many Japanese cultures such as Kabuki, Japanese tea ceremony, flower arrangement, Japanese cuisine, Nishijin weaving for Kimono, etc. Several historic buildings are designated a World Heritage Site and over 50 million tourists visit Kyoto from home and abroad. By the way, there are several cities and towns called “Little Kyoto”. Each of them has a long […]

Unlimited passes to travel around Kyoto

Kyoto had been the central city of Japan from 794 until the capital function was moved to Tokyo in 1869. The city was built on a grid and the Emperor had lived in the city the whole time. There are still many old folk house and temples in the city. Some of them are be designated a World Heritage Site and Kyoto is one of the world’s most popular tourist destinations. When you plan to visit Japan, I think you add to visit Kyoto in your plan once at least. There is no airport around Kyoto, and the nearest airport is Kansai Airport located 100km southwest of the city. It […]