Kyoto is one of Japan’s most historical cities and one of the most popular tourist destinations in the country. Known as the Imperial Capital, it’s located in the heart of Western Japan and is easily reached from Osaka international airport. The picturesque city is peppered with beautiful sights, including bamboo forests, magical cherry trees and ancient architecture. It has a staggering amount of temples and shrines with some dating as far back as 794AD, making it one of the best places to visit if you want to delve into the culture and tradition of Japan. In fact, due to its historical importance it was one of the cities spared by the World War II bombings. Below are some of our favourite things to do when visiting Kyoto.
Visit the Golden Pavilion
Kyoto has over 2000 temples and pagodas scattered across the city. One of the most impressive and visited