A photo of Daiun-in Gionkaku, courtesy of Kyoto Hanatouro Promotion Council At Higashiyama area in Kyoto, Kiyomizudera Temple, which is one of World Cultural Heritage sites, na...
Kyoto is full of tourist attractions with the city brimming with traditional Japanese culture represented by temples and shrines registered as world heritage, beautiful gardens, the Gion Festival, the Maiko, and so on.
The Shinkansen stops at Kyoto station and this makes easy to access from both the Kanto and Kyushu
You can get to Kyoto in about 2 and half hours from Tokyo station, and 3 hours from Hakata station.
Not only foreign tourists but many Japanese also visit Kyoto. Many of them are repeat visitors, some even visiting every holiday. Kinkaku-ji Temple, Kiyomizu-dera Temple, Fushimi Inari Taisha Shrine, Heian Jingu Shrine, Arashiyama and so on. There are truly many places to visit.
Although everyone has an image that Kyoto is an old city, there are also modern buildings, including Kyoto station. Kyoto is a city where old and new coexist.