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Kyoto (京都市) is the seventh largest city in Japan, located some 10 km to the north-east from Mukō. The capital city Tokyo is in 480 km to the east. The population of the the megapolis was estimated at 1,459,700 people according to the 2015 census Many people visit Kyoto each year to take a look at its famous shrines and buddhist temples.

Kyoto is served by Osaka Intl (IATA: ITM) airport, which is 60 km away.

Things to do in Kyoto

1. Senbon Torii (千本鳥居)
Senbon Torii (千本鳥居) is a tourist attraction, one of the Shrines in Kyoto, Japan. It is located: 118 km from Osaka, 187 km from Kobe, 318 km from Nagoya.

2. Tōfuku-ji
Tōfuku-ji (東福寺) is a Buddhist temple in Higashiyama-ku in Kyoto, Japan. Tōfuku-ji takes its name from two temples in Nara, Tōdai-ji and Kōfuku-ji. It is one of the so-called Kyoto Gozan or " five great Zen temples of Kyoto" Its honorary sangō prefix is Enichi-san (慧日山).

3. Yasaka Shrine
Yasaka ShrineШаблон: Nihongo, once called Gion Shrine, is a Shinto shrine in the Gion District of Kyoto, Japan. Situated at the east end of Shijō-dōri (Fourth Avenue), it was built originally in 656. The shrine includes several buildings, including gates, a main hall and a stage.

4. Fushimi Inari-taisha
Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) is the head shrine of Inari, located in Fushimi-ku, Kyoto, Japan. The shrine sits at the base of a mountain also named Inari which is 233 metres above sea level, and includes trails up the mountain to many smaller shrines which span 4 kilometers and takes approximately 2 hours to walk up.

5. Shijo-ohashi Bridge (四条大橋)
Shijo-ohashi Bridge (四条大橋) is a tourist attraction, one of the Bridges in Kyoto, Japan. It is located: 127 km from Osaka, 192 km from Kobe, 316 km from Nagoya.

6. Yasaka-no-to Pagoda
The Yasaka-no-to Pagoda, also known as Hōkan-ji Temple (法見寺), is a pagoda in Kyōto, Japan. Located in Kyōto's Higashiyama-ku Ward, the 5-story tall pagoda is a 15th-century addition to a 6th-century temple complex known as Hōkan-ji Temple. The pagoda is a popular tourist attraction.

7. Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji
Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji (永観堂禅林寺) is the head temple for the Seizan branch of Japan's Jōdo shū (Pure Land) Buddhist sect, located in the town of Eikandō, in Kyoto's Sakyō-ku. It was founded by Shinshō, a pupil of Kūkai, and is famous for its fall foliage and for its prominence in the past as a center of learning.

8. Kiyomizu-dera
Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺), known more fully as Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera (音羽山清水寺) is an independent Buddhist temple in eastern Kyoto. The temple is part of the Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto (Kyoto, Uji and Otsu Cities) UNESCO World Heritage site. (It should not be confused with Kiyomizu-dera in Yasugi, Shimane, which is part of the 33-temple route of the Chūgoku 33 Kannon Pilgrimage through western Japan. )

If you have already seen Kyoto, there are still plenty of things to do on the outskirts of the city. Are you fancy to travel around a bit? Here is our list:

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Senbon Torii (千本鳥居)

Senbon Torii (千本鳥居) is a tourist attraction, one of the Shrines

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Tōfuku-ji

Tōfuku-ji (東福寺) is a Buddhist temple in Higashiyama-ku in Kyoto,

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Yasaka Shrine

Yasaka ShrineШаблон:Nihongo, once called Gion Shrine, is a Shint

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Fushimi Inari-taisha

Fushimi Inari Taisha (伏見稲荷大社) is the head shrine of Inari, located in

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Shijo-ohashi Bridge (四条大橋)

Shijo-ohashi Bridge (四条大橋) is a tourist attraction, one of the Bri

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Yasaka-no-to Pagoda

The Yasaka-no-to Pagoda, also known as Hōkan-ji Temple (法見寺), is a p

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Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji

Eikan-dō Zenrin-ji (永観堂禅林寺) is the head temple for the Seizan branc

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Kiyomizu-dera

Kiyomizu-dera (清水寺), known more fully as Otowa-san Kiyomizu-dera (音羽山清

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Shimogamo Shrine

in Japanese, is the common name of an important Shinto sanctuary in

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Kinkaku-ji

, officially named Шаблон:Nihongo, is a Zen Buddhist temple in Kyoto

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Heian Shrine

The Heian Shrine (平安神宮, Heian jingū) is a Shinto shrine located

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Ninna-ji

Ninna-ji (仁和寺, Ninna-ji) is the head temple of the Omuro school of Sh

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Nanzen-ji

, or Zuiryusan Nanzen-ji, formerly Шаблон:Nihongo, is a Zen Buddh

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Iwatayama Monkey Park

Iwatayama Monkey Park (Japanese: 嵐山モンキーパーク, Arashiyama Monkī

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Guesthouse Goettingen

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Hale Temari Kyoto Gosho

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