Discover the collective historical charms in central Kyoto
Former imperial capital of Japan, Kyoto is world famous for its large collection of 17 UNESCO World Heriatge Sites and numerous rewarding spots scattered throughout the stunning suburbs. Exploring these tourist landmarks in a day trip is like a captivating journey into the spiritual heart of Japan and getting closer to the unique way of life of old Japan. The Nijo Castle is the best place to experience the awesome power of the samurai golden era, while the famous rock garden of Ryoan-ji Temple is a piece of calm and tranquility. Temples and shrines such as Kiyomizudera Temple and Kinkakuji are popular attractions that both kids and adults will enjoy. In the eastern edge, tourists will find Higashiyama, the most pristine of Kyoto's old townscapes with little lanes packed with warrens of traditional shops. If you’re interested in traditional Japanese culture and historical charms, Kyoto will definitely satisfy your cravings.