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Glittering skyscrapers, ultrafast trains and a neon-lit nightlife all set the tone in this high-tech metropolis where time never stands still. The sprawling capital which is also Japan’s pride and joy sits on the island of Honshu and even has its very own cluster of islands (Izu and Ogasawara). Once you set foot in this bustling city, you will be swept up in a thrilling, energetic current of exhilarating sights, sounds and experiences.
Delicate cherry blossoms, inviting teahouses and enchanting traditional gardens all give Kyoto a very special charm and ambience of serenity which sets it apart from its other competitors in the tourist stakes. Considered Japan’s cultural capital, this delightful haven is located on Honshu south of Maizuru and Wakasa, east of Himeji and north of Nara and Osaka, while Nagoya lies to its east. Here are our picks for the best things to do in Kyoto.