Kyoto Styudy

Sightseeing

Kyoto has many sites that make it one of the world's premier locations for sightseeing, including temples, shrines, and other locations among which are 17 World Heritage Sites. These places can be enjoyed both in everyday life and during trips with family and friends.

World Heritage Sites

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.)

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Temples and shrines

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.

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Galleries and museums

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.

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Festivals and traditions

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.

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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.