Kyoto is the heart of Japan and a city with over a millennium of history. More than one million tourists visit Kyoto each year. There are literally thousands of Buddhist temples and Shinto shrines in Kyoto. In addition, the tea ceremony, flower arrangement, and kimonos can also be found in the cultural centers of Kyoto. It is easy to get around without speaking or understanding Japanese. Kyoto is friendly to foreign visitors and local people are renowned for their hospitality.
- Kyoto Travel Guide
- This is the first official guide to Kyoto. A must-see for all the visitors to Kyoto!
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- Kyoto YUKA & KAWADOKO Outdoor Riverside Dinning.
- See delightful Kyoto YUKA & KAWADOKO outdoor riverside restaurants.
A must-try Kyoto summer experience!
- Nishi Hongwanji
- An inspection site as a technical visit. (The World Heritage Site)
Sightseeing spots readily accessible from Kyoto
- Osaka - The second largest city in Japan
- Nara - The old capital of Japan (The World Heritage Site)
- Himeji-jō - White Heron Castle (The World Heritage Site)
- Shiga・Biwako - Lake Biwa is famous as the largest lake in Japan
Museums operated by industrial company
- Hyogo - Takenaka Carpentry Tools Museum
- Osaka - Obayashi History Museum
- Kyoto - Okutani-gumi Museum
Please note that the museum requires reservation by telephone before visit.
- Kyoto - Shimadzu Foundation Memorial Hall
Spots related to civil engineering structures
- Hyogo - (Akashi Kaikyo) Bridge Exhibition Center
- Kyoto - Lake Biwa Canal Museum
- Kyoto - The Lake Biwa Canal Cruise Office
- Kyoto - Kyoto Railway Museum
Spots related to natural hazard
- Hyogo - Hokudan Earthquake Memorial park
Nojima fault, the cause of Hanshin-Awaji Earthquake in 1995, is preserved for visits.
Spots related to conservation of historical buildings
- Shiga・Kyoto - Konpon Chu-do (National Treasure) of Enryaku-ji Temple, Mt. Hiei
Conservation works is underway and visiters are accepted.
- Shiga - Hikone Castle (National Treasure)
One of the 5 castles designated as National Treasure of Japan.
- Kyoto - Maizuru Brick Park
One of the oldest brick buildings preserved and used.