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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.

covered shopping arcade along Teramachi-dōriKatie / CC BY-SA 2.0

Teramachi Shopping arcade

Teramachi Shopping arcade

Shop everything

Shop everything Editors' Note

From clothing to used books, from art to food, Teramachi Shopping arcade has it all. Clothing and accessories, books and magazines, food and cooking, music, gifts, tourists can really find anything they can think of at Teramachi Shopping arcade.

The northern area offers also a selection of coffee shops and restaurants, for recharging one’s batteries after a long shopping spree. And if shopping until you drop is now what you had in mind, never fear, there are plenty of places to take a load off and watch the crowd.

Teramachi Shopping arcade
Shijō-dōri, Kyoto