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Kyoto is an ancient city with over a thousand years of history. Before the Meiji Emperor moved the capital to Tokyo, it was the traditional home of the Japanese royal family. After thousands of years, from legends of ghosts and gods to history and culture, the air and atmosphere in Kyoto is filled with a great mystical charm. When Kyoto was constructed, its street layout and architecture was influenced by the style of Chang’an, and it still retains the same ancient charm. In the Higashiyama District, temples, shrines and altars embody the spiritual side to Kyoto, while the area around Arashiyama carries a classical and elegant atmosphere. No visit to Kyoto would be complete without a taste of traditional delicacies, a stroll along the flowered paths, or a fascinating geisha show.

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Kiyomizu-dera Temple
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Kiyomizu-dera Temple is an ancient temple in Kyoto and was listed as a World Cultural Heritage site in 1994. The veranda of the temple suspended over the moutain is a national treasure of Japan. It is surrounded by green trees and is full of cherry blossoms in spring. In autumn, the red maple leaves is another attraction. It is equivalent to Kinkaku-jiand Arashiyama, and is a famous historical site in Kyoto. The pilgrims or visiting tourists who come to worship year round come in non-stop.

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Kinkaku-ji is an ancient Japanese temple in Kyoto. Completed in 1397, it originally served as the villa of shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu, but was later transformed into a Zen Buddhist temple. Originally named Rokuon-ji (literally "Deer Garden Temple"), it is also known as the Temple of the Golden Pavilion owing to the gold foil that the outside of the building is wrapped in. In addition to being a famous tourist attraction, Kinkaku-ji has also been designated as a National Treasure by the Japanese government and is a symbol of Kyoto.

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The area along the Kurokawa River, which flows through the western part of Kyoto City, is known as Arashiyama, and is a famous tourist attraction in Kyoto. Arashiyama has be the subject of many poems since ancient times. The cherry blossoms in spring and the red maple in autumn are famous sights. The beautiful scenery of the wild bamboo forest also reveals the unique charm of Kyoto. There are many famous temples and shrines scattered in the scenic area. The Katsuragawa and Togetsukyo Bridges starkly contrast with the mountains that stand behind them.

Fushimi Inari Taisha
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Fushimi Inari Taisha is one of the oldest shrines in Kyoto. People come to worship Inari Okami, the god harvest and commercial success. The Torii leading to the main shrine is a famous landscape of this shrine. This long and endless pathway is arranged from the foot of the mountain to the top of the mountain. It is one of the representative landscapes of Kyoto and has appeared in the movie “Memoirs of a Geisha”. Because the fox is regarded as the messenger of the Inari Okami, the fox-faced shaped emas are a major feature here.

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Tokyo is the capital city of Japan and is considered to be the most populous metropolitan area in the world as of 2018. The city is the seat of the Japanese Emperor, the Japanese Government, and the National Legislature. The former name of Tokyo was Edo. It was given by the 17th-century ruler Tokugawa Ieyasu when he made the area his headquarters in the year 1603. Things get a bit confusing for first-timers in Tokyo as the wards of Tokyo Prefecture contain different districts (with different unique characteristics), and the locals refer to these districts as “cities” colloquially! Tokyo is a particularly well-traveled destination in recent years. It is known for its Cherry blossoms, colorful cityscape, street fashion, museums, etc. This is just some overview of the city, as apart from this, the bustling metropolis has a lot more to offer.
TripBlog   Oct 15, 2019
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Mired in Japan’s long and arduous history, Kyoto is a remnant of Japan’s well-preserved past with a modern face. One of the largest cities of the country, there are several things to do in Kyoto that are vastly considered once-in-a-lifetime experiences. Dubbed the cultural capital of the country, the title comes with much honour given that Japan is revered for having adopted cultural practices from all over the world while preserving its distinctness. A city that you can visit during anytime of the year to learn all about the Japanese culture, Kyoto holds several magical sights within its borders including beautiful bamboo forests and impeccable geisha. If you’re there during the spring, the sight of blooming cherry trees against the backdrop of pristine lakes are sure to transport to a world like no other. Whether you’re travelling alone or with family, there are lots do here. Read on to uncover the best things to do in Kyoto.
TripBlog   Oct 14, 2019
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Kyoto is a beautiful city on the island of Honshu in Japan. Restaurants in Kyoto are famous in the city apart from many other things. Washoku is the traditional Japanese cuisine. Here, a lot of attention is given to seasonal ingredients. Japanese are also known for seafood restaurants in Kyoto. The seafood is often grilled and served as sashimi or in sushi. Seafood and vegetables deep fried in a light batter is called tempura. Apart from rice as the common ingredient noodles namely Soba and udon are popular among the Japanese. They also consume beef in sukiyaki and nikujaga. In Japanese cuisine, sushi in particular has become quite famous throughout the world.
TripBlog   Oct 11, 2019
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