Why is Kyoto the best tourist city in the world?

With the perfect blend of classic and modern, bustling shopping streets and lovely geishas, Kyoto has been voted the best city in the world.

Dec 31, 2022 - 09:30
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Why is Kyoto the best tourist city in the world?

Kyoto has beautiful temples, like the UNESCO World Heritage Site of Byodo-in.

One of the temples that amazes visitors is Kim Cac Tu, with its gold-plated floors reflecting the blue lake.

Bright red gate trees line the 4 km long road leading up to Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, dedicated to the god Inari. Inari is considered the patron god of business, so each gate is donated by a business.

The 400-year-old market Nishiki has more than 100 shops and eateries, a culinary treasure with rare specialties.

Here, visitors will encounter special dishes such as octopus stuffed with eggs. Many shops invite visitors to taste before buying, so you should not eat too much before going to the market.

The flower viewing festival at Maruyama Park is an opportunity for visitors to experience Japanese culture and see the scenery like a wonderland.

Autumn in this city is no less splendid. Visitors can take a boat ride along the Oi River to the Arashiyama area to see the trees change color.

From the city, visitors can admire the beauty of Mount Fuji. One of the best viewpoints is from Chureito Pagoda.

You can also see Mount Fuji when taking the Shinkansen (320 km/h) to Kyoto.

Kyoto has many wonderful sights, such as the Arashiyama bamboo forest, famous for its otherworldly beauty.

What makes Kyoto special is that this large city feels like a beautiful small town.

Traditional customs and architecture are preserved and preserved by Kyoto, such as the neighborhood of Ninenzaka leading to Kiyomizu-dera temple.

But this place also has modern, vibrant areas. Shijo-Dori shopping district is not inferior to Tokyo.

Gion is one of Japan's few remaining geisha districts, with classic wooden buildings, old-fashioned tea houses and restaurants.

Each meal is a work of art, with many dishes presented beautifully and delicately.

One of the best places to enjoy Tokyo cuisine are restaurants in the Shirakawa area along the Shirakawa Canal near Gion.

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