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While other cities of Japan embrace modernity without hesitation, Kyoto still maintains traces of tradition, and old Japanese culture. With every street, mountain and shrine having something to offer, Kyoto is a must-visit for a rich, wholesome cultural experience.
The old capital of Japan, Kyoto is characterised by its deep, interesting cultural roots. Surrounded on three sides by mountains, Kyoto is an incredibly tranquil place filled with more than a thousand temples, vestiges of traditional Japanese culture, and gardens that change colours with the seasons. Boasting of picturesque Japanese architecture and traditional geishas, Kyoto also has a diverse range of cuisine, enough to delight the most seasoned connoisseur. Large temples dot the landscape, with every street having something new to offer, like a hidden ramen restaurant or a traditional Japanese dwelling. It is one of the most bicycle-friendly cities in Japan, giving plenty of opportunities for tourists to explore Kyoto. Also made for the adventurous, it is home to many hiking trails and exploration sites, in the mountainous regions surrounding it. In conclusion, Kyoto is the best option for the relaxed tourist, who seeks to explore and discover traditional culture, and adventure.