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Goldener-Pavillon-Tempel by Themonnie @flickr
Climbing Fushimi Inari
Climbing Fushimi Inari by Syvwlch @flickr
big buddha
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Heian Jingu Shrine
Heian Jingu Shrine by Rmonty119 @flickr
Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto
Kinkaku-ji in Kyoto by Syvwlch @flickr
Kyoto Autumn
Kyoto Autumn by Marufish @flickr
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Kyoto by Hardo @flickr
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Top sigths of Japan

This is a magnificent country, a travel to which will leave many unforgettable memories. While describing numerous excursions and entertainment, it’s simply impossible to fail to mention Tokyo. In this wonderful city, shiny skyscrapers border with various museums, temples and memorials. Naturally, there are many modern entertainment complexes and parks in the capital of Japan. … Open

Chapters of the guide to Kyoto

Kyoto for children - what to visit

Tourists with children who plan to visit Kyoto should definitely include in the excursion program, a visit to the Monkey Park Iwatayama. The main inhabitants of this pictorial park are monkeys. Both adults and children will get a lot of impressions from communication with them. The monkeys are absolutely not scared of people; they can be held in their arms and even fed. They completely freely walk around the park … Open

Shopping, streets and outlets

Kyoto has plenty of shopping spots to choose from. Here you can start shopping right at the railway station. The Kyoto Station Building is one of the largest stations not only in the country but in the world. Within its walls are dozens of stores of various specializations. So you can buy literally everything, from fashionable clothes and souvenirs to the latest smartphone models and other appliances. Besides stores, … Open

Advices for travellers

3. Going to restaurants, take into account that in most of them the menu is only in Japanese. However, staff of prestigious establishments is fluent in English, so you can ask any questions. 4. While walking around the city and visiting various excursions travelers should be very quiet. The thing is that the locals don’t like the noise and are very restrained emotionally. The rapid display of … Open

Active recreation

Fans of large-scale performances would be happy to visit a race track where graceful horses perform. Here you can bet on a horse, which, in your opinion, will reach the finish line first. In Kyoto, one can find many studios providing "special" photo services: thus, visitors have the opportunity to feel like a samurai or a geisha and bring home a reminder of a wonderful time spent in the Japanese cultural capital. As … Open

Festivals and events in Kyoto

Another interesting holiday is the Daimonji Gozan Okuribi, which is annually celebrated in the middle of the hot August. Three days before the holidays, locals meet the souls of their deceased ancestors, and on the day of the celebration, they see them off to where they came from. This tradition is known as "Urabon'e". Lights are lit in the mountains around Kyoto (and it must be said that each has its own meaning). … Open

Travel guide to Kyoto

The greatest Buddhist monument is the temple of Kinkaku-ji. It is known under the unofficial name Golden Temple by many tourists. The walls and roof of this temple are covered with sheets of pure gold. At any time of the year, it looks simply unrepeatable against the backdrop of the surrounding landscapes. The temple was built at the end of the 14th century, and is known for hosting the last years of the life of the … Open

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