Japanese woman in Kyoto, wearing kimono and traditional red umbrella

Japan's most beautiful cherry blossoms

Kyoto is Japan’s most inviting destination, a city steeped in tradition colliding with the modern world. Nestled in the heart of Western Honshu, the city was the residence of the Emperor from 794 until the Meiji Restoration of 1868. The opulence of the royal life left its mark on Kyoto’s parks, gardens, temples, Imperial Palace and villas. Visit Kyoto during the cherry blossom season for an experience you will never forget.

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Top Highlights in Kyoto

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Daikaku-ji Temple
Temple of treasures
The orange gates
For rice and sake
Heian-jingu Shrine
Colorful beauty
Kinkaku-ji on the mirror pond
The temple of the golden pavilion
Kiyomizu-dera Temple
Retreat on a mountain
Kyoto Imperial Palace
Imperial elegance
Saiho-ji Temple
The temple of moss
To-ji Temple
Watching over the city
Tofuku-ji Temple
Autumn at its best
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