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KYOTO

If you have ever wanted to see and experience the real Japan, Kyoto is the place to be. With some 1,000 years of history and as one of the original capitals of Japan, Kyoto offers a complete view into the land of ancient Japan.

In Kyoto there is so much to take in, things of which connect so deeply to Japan and its people in every way. By getting to know Kyoto you dig your fingers right into the heart of everything Japanese and result in a keen sense of a lot of what Japan is about. It is a place for your eyes and bodies to enchant in ancient walkways paved with stone, lined with old-fashioned wooden shops. Kyoto is not only famous for its 2,000 temples and shrines, but also for its ancient streets, gardens, natural energy, and culture as can still be seen displayed by people as in days of old, together with its general ancient presence. Kyoto is well known for its ancient history as the original capital of Japan. You will be able to enjoy all of Japan through these cultural things in the place that gave birth to them- Kyoto.

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