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Kyoto
City in Japan · Ideal stay duration: 2 days
The Kyoto basin was first settled in the seventh century, later becoming the capital of Japan until the imperial family moved to Tokyo. Today, it remains an important cultural and educational hub. Kyoto is home to about 2,000 temples and shrines. The Kinkaku-ji—the famous Golden Pavilion—is a mast…
The Kyoto basin was first settled in the seventh century, later becoming the capital of Japan until the imperial family moved to Tokyo. Today, it remains an important cultural and educational hub. Kyoto is home to about 2,000 temples and shrines. The Kinkaku-ji—the famous Golden Pavilion—is a masterpiece of religious architecture and one of Japan's best-known sights. The original building was built in 1297 as a retirement villa for shogun Ashikaga Yoshimitsu. After it was burned to the ground in 1950, a full reconstruction of the original design bought it back to life five years later.In this foodie town, hungry travelers will find everything from Michelin-starred restaurants and chic cocktail bars to trendy cafes and sushi spots. Not to mention izakaya—Japanese pub-eateries and old-school noodle joints. Nishiki Market is a must-see, featuring unique foods that go into Kyoto cuisine like pickled vegetables, wasabi salt, and yakitori skewers.
Mostly popular for:
Religious Sites, Landmark, Parks, Historical, Outdoors
Best time to visit:
August · Avg. 16.7 cm precip · Avg. H 32°C · L 23°C
Best time to visit:
August · Avg. 6.6 in precip · Avg. H 90°F · L 74°F
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