Kyoto, once the capital of Japan, is a city on the island of Honshu. It's famous for its numerous classical Buddhist temples, as well as gardens, imperial palaces, Shinto shrines and traditional wooden houses.

Kyoto is famous for its tofu, its sublime kaiseki cuisine and its Buddhist vegetarian fare. It's also a great place to sample all the main classics of Japanese cuisine. Kyoto cuisine is famous throughout Japan for its refined and delicate taste.

Kyoto is the considered the safest city in Japan, since the crime levels are very low. It is one of the very few cities that is safe to walk at night and to travel on public transport, but the sensible precautions are necessary, as in any other major city.

TOP 5 places to visit in Kyoto, Japan

  • Fushimi Inari-taisha, Kyoto (Fushimi Inari-taisha is the head shrine of Inari - the God of rice - established in 711 AD)
  • Arashiyama, Western Kyoto (Entering the Arashiyama bamboo groves is like entering completely different world)
  • Gion district, Eastern Kyoto
  • Kinkaku-ji, North Kyoto
  • Kiyomizu-dera temple, Kyoto

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