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Kyoto is a must-visit for anyone traveling to Japan. The historical city is home to iconic landmarks such as Kiyomizu Temple, Nijō Castle and Kinkaku-ji and a total of 17 UNESCO World Heritage sites. Since the year 794, Kyoto had been the seat of the nation until the capital was relocated to Tokyo in 1868.

Its long history bestowed the city with relics, temples, and Shinto shrines that offer unparalleled views into Japan’s storied past. With its amazing history and poetic landscapes, it's no wonder that Kyoto is known as Japan’s cultural center.

Some of the best things to do here is to stroll around Gion and meet the exquisite geisha, or roam through Hanamikoji Street to soak in the Edo vibe. To take things up a notch, rent a kimono and enjoy a classic Kyoto kaiseki meal.

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    Kyoto is a must-visit destination for most people traveling to Japan. As one of the most historical cities in the country, Kyoto brings in visitors who wish to see and experience traditional Japanese culture.

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    The best seasons to travel would be early April, known as the sakura season; May, with its warm climate and blossoming flowers; and November, when maple leaves turn red in autumn. Many tourists try to avoid both the beginning and the end of the year, as well as the scorching summer.

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    We recommend a four or five-day itinerary for travelers visiting Kyoto for the first time. Dedicate three days to seeing the world heritage temples, Japanese gardens, and historical neighborhoods around the city. On day four, explore important sites in the outskirts of Kyoto before spending the last day to shop in the historical city.

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    Kansai International Airport (KIA) located in Izumisano City is the main airport serving Osaka, Kyoto and the entire Kansai region. From there, JR trains and airport buses provide the most direct access into Kyoto.

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    Kyoto, Japan's cultural center, is home to the refined flavors of washoku, or Japanese cuisine. Its tofu (beancurd) cuisine and pickled vegetables, called tsukemono, are recognized as one of the best in Japan.

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