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Ancient Sites Near Kyoto That Are Worth Visiting

Posted by Ashley Atkinson-Leon on 1st Feb 2018

While there’s plenty to see and do in Kyoto, there are also some historical temples and buildings—some built as early as the 8th century—outside the city center that are worth taking the time to travel to. See our suggestions below. Uji Uji is on the outskirts of Kyoto, and is the site of The Tale of Genji by Lady Shikibu Murasaki, which follows the royal intrigues of the Heian court. Considered the first novel in the wor...
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What to See and Do in Kyoto

Posted by Ashley Atkinson-Leon on 14th Apr 2016

Kyoto is a beautiful city in Japan with an ancient past. If you appreciate seeing firsthand how the foundations of a culture were laid as well as centuries-old architecture, you can’t miss it. Probably the easiest and most cost-effective way to get to Kyoto from Tokyo is to take the Shinkansen (high speed train). Along the way, you’ll be rewarded with sights of the famous Mt. Fuji (known affectionately as Fuji-san in Japan)...
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