Kyoto Prefecture (京都府 Kyōto-fu) is situated in the Kansai region of the island of Honshu, Japan, with the city of Kyoto as its capital. This prefecture is a tourist destination, famous for the exquisite Buddhist temples, the lively atmosphere in the cities, stunning scenic areas such as in Arashiyama, in the riverfronts and in the seaside. For a refreshing holiday, you may have a good time in the hot springs in one of the spas, hiking on the Mount Daimonji, and there appreciate the city of Kyoto from above! In this city, be impressed with a combination of the well preserved ancient monuments with the modern sights and cultural centres such as Kyoto Railway Museum just 20 minutes from the impressive Kyoto station. A stroll in one of city’s markets such as the Shinkyogoku Shopping District will make you feel the spirit of Japan.
Population: 2.61 million inhabitants
Other major cities: Uji, Maizuru, Kameoka, Muko, Kyōtango, Fukuchiyama, Nagaokakyō
Main attractions: Temples: Kinkakuji, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Kiyomizu-dera, Byodoin, Tenryū-ji; Nijo Castle; Kyoto Imperial Palace; Kyoto National Museum; Kyoto Municipal Museum of Art; Tea in Uji; Sagano Bamboo Forest; Maruyama Park; Nishiki Market
Nearest Airports: Kansai International Airport (KIX- 関西国際空港)
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