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  • Cherry Blossoms at Heian Shrine
    Cherry Blossoms at Heian Shrine
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    Daigoji Temple
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  • Shimogamo Shrine
    Shimogamo Shrine
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  • Tourist Information Center

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    The Kyoto SGG Club,Goodwill Guide Volunteer Services of Kyoto, and the Rotary International District 2650 Club of Kyoto are giving away free maps to tourists in Kyoto. The map is in black and white and back to back. The tourist map can be taken at the Information Center at the Kyoto Station where you buy the bus tickets. The front page of the map...

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  • Cherry Blossoms

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    Cherry blossom viewing has been an important part of Japanese culture for hundreds of years, so naturally, many visitors to Japan want to experience this part of Japan and Kyoto is arguably the most popular place for foreigners to go! When the blossoms bloom always depends on the weather, but generally they begin to bloom around late March/early...

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  • City Districts

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    Depending on how many days you are staying in Kyoto, map out the places you are going to see. The temples are located in different areas: 1. Higashiyama Area - The attractions around this area includes Chionin Temple, Yasaka Shrine, Maruyama Park, Kodaiji Temple, Ryozen Kannon Temple, Yasaka Pagoda, Jishu Shrine, Kiyomizu Temple, Myohoin Temple,...

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  • Autumn Foliage

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    Although the spring cherry blossoms are given much more attention, Kyoto is an excellent place to visit in the autumn; the leaves are gorgeous! The leaves often last from October through early December. Generally speaking, any place that is good for cherry blossom viewing is also good for viewing the autumn leaves, because cherry trees are...

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  • Kyoto Tower

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    The Kyoto Tower above the train station is a great landmark. There are a couple bike rental shops attached to the train station. I found a bike was a great way to see the city's sites. Visiting Kyoto you can get a glimpse how Japan used to be before it got so modern. Absolutely Beautiful!

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  • Internet Access

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    i found a nice place where you can use free internet, for an hour at a time..its "Campus Plaza" near the Kyoto station. if you exit the station on the north side, turn left and you will end up on a small street going between the station complex and a big building on your right, follow the street and when the street turns left, just around the...

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  • City Bus

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    Depending on how long you are visiting Kyoto. The most that you should stay in Kyoto is three days so you can see all the temples and not just skim it. There are so many shops to look and shrines to visit. Taking the bus is the easiest way to hop around the Kyoto area. Make sure to go to the Kyoto Station Information Center and get maps. You can...

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  • Philosopher's Path

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    Kyoto is a beautiful city for walking. Set out in any direction and you are bound to encounter something amazing. My family and I took a peaceful stroll along Tetsugaku-no-michi, which is also known as the Philospher's Path. It's a tree lined, narrow walkway that follows a crystal clear river in which we spotted colorful Koi fish along the way....

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  • Kiyomizu Temple

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    Pay a visit to KIYOMIZU-DERA Temple & HIEAN-JINGU Shrine. Kiyomizue-dera's main hall has a huge varenda supported on hundreds of pillars (not a single screw attached)! An amazing architectural feat! A very scenic layout and its garden (full of cherry blossom in April) attracted many religious Buddhists and tourists. Please refer to my Sakura...

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  • Pontocho

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    DONT BE SHY ABOUT TAKING PEOPLES PHOTOS. In politically correct Australia, we fear taking peoples photos. So I have to do it as candidly as possible. But in Japan, Kyoto in particular - it was more than welcome. Beautiful mountain scenes, shrines, temples, cherry blossoms, geishas, traditional dances, interesting monuments and all kinds of street...

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  • Tour Guides

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    The best thing about going to Kyoto is that we got a travel guide. We went to the Tourist Information centre, located above to Isetan department store. The staff there generally speak good English. We booked a university student who was happy to be our guide for a day. Nara was wonderful. She met us the next day at the tourist information centre....

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  • World Heritage Sites

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    In 1994, 17 sites were together designated UNESCO Heritage sites under the title "Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto". This includes two sites in Uji (Byodoin Temple and Ujigami Shrine) and one in Otsu (Enryakuji Temple on Mount Hiei). The 14 sites found in Kyoto are: -Kiyomizu Temple -Shimogamo Shrine -Kamigamo Shrine -Koke-dera -Nishi Honganji...

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  • Autumn and Spring are Best

    There are lots of places to hike around Kyoto. Most hiking paths are well marked and there are lots of things to see wherever you go. You can usually find a spot to take a break and get tea. My daughter, Mia, and son, Noah, were both born in Yawatashi. I've spent my entire married life here so far, except for when I leave in summer and spring for...

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  • Taste wine at Tamaba Winery

    Travelling to the Tamba Winery in Autumn. Even if you dont drink wine, the scenery is beautiful then.

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  • Hotel Granvia Kyoto

    We stayed 3 nights at Kyoto Granvia Hotel from Feb. 27 to Mar 1, 2008. We paid Yen 17,600 per night,...

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  • Port Shine Hotel

    144-1 Mizoshiri, Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture, 625-0035, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Families

  • R Inn Fukuchiyama

    3-20-1 Ekinancho, Fukuchiyama, Kyoto Prefecture, 620-0942, Japan

    Satisfaction: Excellent

    Good for: Couples

  • Mizayu Royal Hotel

    58 Koaza-Iwamoto Aza-Tai,Miyazu-Shi, Miyazu, 626-8

  • Ueno Frex Hotel

    544-2 Nakakawara, Hirano

  • The Westin Miyako Kyoto

    First thing when you enter this hotel is that you notice is that it has a small front desk area for...

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  • Hotel Arstainn

    10-3 Minami Hamacho, Maizuru, Kyoto Prefecture, 625-0057, Japan

    Good for: Couples

  • Hotel Royal Hill Fukuchiyama

    176 Aza Haze Koazasawaiyama, Fukuchiyama, Kyoto Prefecture, 620-0857, Japan

    Good for: Couples

  • Hyatt Regency Kyoto

    This hotel is situated a seven minutes taxi ride from the train station (about 7-800 yen) and five...

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