Kyoto flourished as the capital of Japan for 1,000 years. It is a place that can even be said to symbolize "Japan", and history and traditions remain very much in evidence in 17 World Heritage sites and large numbers of national treasures, important cultural properties, events, customs, cuisine, townscapes and in the lifestyle.
Besides of course in the city's large numbers of famous places and historic sites, impressive scenery also awaits even in obscure little alleys. With the expressions of towns that change their aspect according to the changes in nature throughout the year and more besides, even if you visit again and again, you will experience new discoveries and the moving, deeply attractive ambience of the old capital.
(Description) Official website run by Kyoto Tourism Federation
(Description) Official website run by the Kyoto City Tourism Association
(Description) Official travel guide run by the City of Kyoto