KYOTO- INTRO- Located in island of Honshu, Kansai region, popularly called kyotoshi, it was the former capital of Japan, and the present capital of Kyoto prefecture. It is a Valley which is a part of Yamashio basin, with 3 mountains. Higashiyama, kitayama and nishiyama covering and three rivers, ujigawa, kakuragawa and kamogawa flowing. Humid subtropical climate prevail all through the town.
HISTORY/CULTURE- Kyoto existed from palaeolithic period, which was ruled by yamashiro province, then by Heian period, then by Meiji period, and finally by the Emperors of japan. Japanese culture, blended with Chinese culture is seen all over Japan. Hana toura, daimonji, kurama fire festival, kamogawa odouri, Aoi matsuri, Aion matsuri are popularly celebrated. Traditional Japanese music and dance prevail all over kyoto. Geisha dances, sword ceremony are popular while, kabuki and who are the art form.
REACHING- By Air- Kansas and Osaka are the nearby airport. By Train- There are trains from all over Japan to Kyoto. By Bus/Road- There are direct buses and highways are well laid. Local commutation- There are local buses, cabs, trains, to commute within the town.
TO DO- SIGHTSEEING- Nijo castle, shimogamo shrine, Heian shrine, kyoto imperial palace, philosophers walk, kyoto national museum, daikakunji, Tofukuji, Yasaha shrine, marogama park, Kifune shrine, daigoji, ninnaji, kyoto tower, jojakhoji temple, kenninji, nonomiya shrine are places to see.
EATING- Japanese cuisines prevail all through Kyoto. Besides Chinese, kaiseki cusine prevail. Tofu, yuba, kyoto sushi, mamezushi, mateha, Caesar salad, soy milk ramen, tofu doughnuts, Mikan, mochi are popular to taste.
SHOPPING- Electronic goods, souveneirs, artefacts, handicrafts, Japanese silk, jewellery, are popularly shopped. There are flea markers, that are popular all over kyoto.
OTHER THINGS TO DO- Night life is filled with enjoyment, relaxation and shopping in Kyoto. For adventure lovers, extreme, water, outdoor, sports are very famous. There are small temples and shrines to see and lot of historical, religious and cultural spots to see too. There are exotic pubs, bars, inneumerable restrunants and hotels to stay safe and eat, while there are supermarkets, malls to shop and spas to rejuvenate.
TRIP PACKAGES- There are weekend, one day, short, holiday, and tourist packages offered from all over Japan and world to Kyoto.
With summer, rainy and winter seasons by, kyoto has travellers all round the year. A beautiful town, filled with bountiful nature and lots to see that adds beauty to Japan. A must see place in Japan.