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Kyoto

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The national capital for over a thousand years, Kyoto retains much of the charm of old Japan, boasting numerous temples and shrines that seem completely untouched by the modern world. A Kyoto vacation appeals to visitors wishing to enrich their outdoor explorations with some historical and spiritual flair, an easy task in a city claiming to posses over 1,000 notable Buddhist temples. In addition to soaking up the architectural sights, popular things to do in Kyoto include visits to the busy textile district, browsing the old-fashioned shopping streets, and dropping into tofu shops and traditional teahouses. Kyoto is in Kyoto Prefecture. Take a look at our Japan day trip tool to refine the details of your trip to Kyoto.
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Popular things to do in Kyoto

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Historic Sites in Kyoto

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Side trips from Kyoto

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Hidden gems in Kyoto

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Shopping in Kyoto

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Museums in Kyoto

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