Kyoto has great historical significance in the history of Japan as it served as the emperor's residence and national capital from 794 to 1868 when both moved to the city of Edo, i.e., present-day Tokyo. The city has since become the seventh largest country in Japan and evolved into a modern metro city. Kyoto has witnessed many wars, fires and raids over many centuries. But thanks to its historical significance and cultural value, it was removed as a target during the atomic bombing during World War II. Thanks to that numerous temples, shrines, and monuments have survived till date and stand testimony to the cities and countries rich and vast historical past.
Attractions: Golden Pavillion, Ryoanji Temple, Kyoto Imperial Palace, Nijo Castle.
Activities: Hiking, Bicycle Rides, Tempe Visits, Shopping etc.
Food: Kiyamachi Sakuragawa, Kitcho, Nakaichi, Ippudo
Shopping: Kyoto Station area, Downtown Kyoto, Nishiki Market, Kobo-san Flea Market, Tenjin-san Flea Market.