This is an ancient city with typical Japanese culture along with beautiful castles temples. If I choose to travel anywhere in Japan, I affirm that I will always prioritize Kyoto as the top destination. Now let’s see what the ancient capital Kyoto – a world cultural heritage recognized by UNESSCO, has something to appeal to us.
Information you need to know before going to the ancient capital of Kyoto
Kyoto is known as the tourist city and used to be the ancient capital of Japan. Previously, Kyoto was called with many names such as Heiankyo, Saikyo, Meaco or Miako. Some information about Kyoto you need to know about this city:
Area: 827.90 km²
Population: about 1.5 million people
Population density: 1775 people / km²
Highlights: Tourism, Geisha, Kimono production
Schools in Kyoto: There are 37 institutions and universities in Kyoto, notably 3 Kyoto Universities, Doshisha and Ritsumeikan, Kyoto Women’s University
Major festivals in Kyoto: Aoi Matsuri (May 15), Gion Matsuri (July 14), Bon Festival (August 16) and Jidai Matsuri (October 22)
Kyoto Castle: Currently there are still about 2000 Buddhist and Shinto shrines in Kyoto and many famous palaces: Kyoto Imperial Palace, Katsura Royal Villa, Shugaku-in Royal Villa.
Areas in the ancient capital of Kyoto: Minami, Kita, Sakyo, Nakagio, Fushimi, Higashiyama, amigyo, Nishikyo, Shimogyo, Ukyo, Yamashina
Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Kyoto, Japan
Mixed ancient features of Kyoto are outstanding modern architecture such as Kyoto Station. This is the second largest and modern station in Japan with 15 floors including a hotel, cinema, shopping mall and supermarket Isetan. This is also where the center of Kyoto’s transport system converges all the roads and can be considered the artificial heart of the ancient capital. When the Kyoto station was built, many people protested because it lost the ancient capital of the ancient capital, but at the same time, the system created a huge income from tourism.
Geographical location of Kyoto prefecture Japan
As for the location of Kyoto prefecture in Japan, it is easiest to imagine by looking at the map. If not, you can remember that Kyoto is bordered by Gifu Prefecture, Nara Prefecture, Hyogo Prefecture, Fukui Prefecture, Shiga Prefecture and Osaka Prefecture.
Kyoto is quite far from Tokyo, the distance from Kyoto to Tokyo is about 500km (475km to be exact). If you go by car, it will take quite a lot of time, so it is advisable to take the high speed train to save more time. If it is fast, it only takes about 2.5 hours to get from Kyoto to Tokyo.
Look at the map to see the location of Kyoto prefecture.
Geographical location of Kyoto prefecture Japan
Ancient capital Kyoto – Hometown of Geisha and Kimono factory
Referring to the typical features in Kyoto, apart from the number of 2,000 temples and castles, Geisha is probably the most popular spot. Never faded by modernization, today, Geisha in Kyoto has become an art business that attracts tourists. After watching the Geisha’s performance, tourists pay only a small amount (about $ 40 – $ 50) to transform into a genuine Geisha, be dressed by the artists and dressed as a professional Geisha.
Geisha – a unique feature in Kyoto
Not only Geisha, Kimono is also a highlight when you come to this ancient capital. Visiting Kyoto, you can see Kimono everywhere and it is not strange that the ancient capital Kyoto is known as the center of kimono production. Just go to a Kimono shop, you can choose a suitable Kimono set or if you want to be unique, ask for a quick kimono according to your preferences.
Kiyomizu Temple, Kyoto, Japan
Tourism in the ancient capital of Kyoto
Come to the ancient capital of Kyoto, do not worry too much about anything because tourism in Kyoto is the best. If you want to rent a room in Kyoto, the cost you have to spend only about 1 million / day even if there is a discount, you only need to spend about 500,000 to be able to rent a room in Kyoto.
Kyoto Station with full facilities and entertainment area
In terms of locations, there are many attractive destinations in Kyoto such as temples, palaces, Kyoto station complexes, … If you don’t know how to choose, remember the following: Ideal time to visit Kyoto is in autumn, watching the leaves change color in Kyoto in autumn will be a great experience for anyone coming to Japan at this time. In addition to discoloration, you should visit famous temples in Kyoto such as Renge-ji Temple, Jojakko-ji Temple and Todaiji Temple, Kinkaku Golden Temple, Ginkaku Silver Temple, Himeji Castle, Kiozumi Temple. Next is summer, you should choose the time when the Gion Matsuri takes place from July 14 to July 17 to travel, Gion Matsuri is a traditional festival in Kyoto with history. thousands of years and is one of the 3 largest traditional festivals in Japan. Finally winter, this season the sights in Kyoto also have their own unique features and if you choose winter to travel you should bring warm clothes as it will snowy a lot in this season