World Heritage Sites
17 temples, shrines, and castles are registered as Historic Monuments of Ancient Kyoto in the category of cultural World Heritage Sites. (This includes one site partially located in Shiga Prefecture.)
Temples and shrines
Kyoto has enjoyed a history of over 1,000 years as a thriving city, and many historic structures still remain. Including more than 2000 temples and shrines, Kyoto has a great number of renowned sightseeing spots.
Galleries and museums
At the many galleries and museums in the area, visitors can learn about and enjoy not just Japan’s traditional arts but also its modern art.
Festivals and traditions
The three major festivals of Kyoto are among the many traditional festivals held throughout the year, and recent years have seen many international students take part.
Kyoto Prefecture Tourism Guide
To learn more about tourism opportunities in Kyoto, have a look at the Kyoto Prefecture Tourism Guide and watch `Another Kyoto` youtube video.