Friday, November 26, 2010



Kyoto is the most standing historical city in Japan, and is a big honeypot.

From Tokyo, you can access Kyoto by Shinkansen that takes about 3 hours.

Among four seasons, autumn may be the best season to visit Kyoto since leaves change their colors red, orange, or yellow, that creates a breath-taking scenery which you can never imagine.


Kyoto has almost different colors from Tokyo, culturewise, buildingswise, foodwise, and peoplewise.
While Tokyo is recognized as a modern city filled with hundreds of skyscrapers, covered with a far too complicated transportation network, Kyoto still displays traditional housing from Nara and Heian Era. (More than 1200 years ago)

"Kinkaku Temple"

There are a number of  famous temples in Kyoto, including Kiyomizu temple, Kinkaku temple, and Tosho temple. They are absolutely stunning and temples usually have a beautiful Japanese garden which we call "teien".


Also, in Kyoto, it may be a good idea to stay at a "ryokan" (Traditional Japanese Inn). There are hundreds of ryokans in Kyoto. 

Stay at a ryokan and experience Japan's rich cultural heritage!
You can find a ryokan in Kyoto (and also in other parts of Japan) by accesssing the link below.

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