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Kyoto(京都府)

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Kyoto is one of prefectures of Kinki region. The former capital of Japan was located in this prefecture. Therefore, in the city of Kyoto, which is the current capital of the prefecture, remains many historical and traditional important buildings and sceneries. The city of Kyoto, the former capital, is the most famous Japanese tourist spot in the world. The history of Kyoto has over 1,200 years. Its history is the history of Japan, and the city still provides the sites of the history. Also, the northern area of Kyoto pref. faces Sea of Japan. "Amano Hashidate" is in this area. It's three major scenic beauties of Japan.


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Kyoto is the most famous tourist spot in Japan. Kyoto is the former capital of Japan and has over 1,200 years of history. There are over 500 shrines and temples which proof the history of 1,200 years. Those historical shrines and temples have many national treasures and important historical assets. Also,the most famous sites in Kyoto, such as Kinkakuji, Kiyomizu-dera and Nijo-jo are designated as UNESCO World Heritage Site, as well. Because Kyoto was the capital of Japan and important place, it appears in many historical scenes. For example, The incidents and battles of Meiji Restoration took places in Kyoto, and those spots are still exist. If you are big fun of Sengoku era, Genpei era, Genji-monogatari or Meiji Restration, Kyoto is the must visit spots.



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