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Kyoto Destination Guide

Discover Kyoto in Japan!

Kyoto in the region of Kyōto with it's 1,459,640 habitants is a town located in Japan - some 227 mi (or 365 km) West of Edo, the country's capital.

Interactive map of Kyoto

Local time in Kyoto is now 09:15 AM (Sunday). The local timezone is named "Asia / Tokyo" with an UTC offset of 9 hours. Depending on your flexibility, these larger cities might be interesting for you: Yokohama, Yawata, Uji, Edo, Shizuoka or Kamigyo-ku. When in this area, you might want to check out as well. We found some clips posted online. Scroll down to see the most favourite one or select the video collection in the navigation.


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Sakura around the Nijo Castle Kyoto - J...

02:33 min ( April 18, 2012 by KyotoFan)
Views: 2,614 - Rating: 5/5

The Nijo Castle area is located near the center of Kyoto city and is accessible both by JR train or Municipal Subway. In the video we first see the Sakura at the Nijo Park, located on the northwest co...

Nijo Castle Kyoto Japan

03:54 min ( November 21, 2012 by KyotoFan)
Views: 1,544 - Rating: 5/5

The Nijo Castle was built in the year 1626 as a residence for the Tokugawa Family. After 1867, the Castle became Imperial property and in 1939 it was donated to the City of Kyoto. Ever since then, thi...

A Message from Kyoto 2011

05:10 min ( May 24, 2011 by mickeyjfg)
Views: 1,816 - Rating: 5/5

Kyoto is safe. We have no problems travelling around in Kansai area. Please do come and enjoy yourselves here....a message from the tourists visiting Kyoto

Trip to Kansai 09 (Kyoto Kobe Osaka) ...

04:51 min ( December 21, 2008 by brianlin614)
Views: 2,693 - Rating: 4.4/5

We traveled to Osaka, Kobe and Kyoto for 8 days in Nov'09. The maple trees are incredibly red! Try to play in HD movie, if you are connected with broadband Internet! This is the first HD file I upload...

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Upcomming Local Events

A brief summary of interesting events comming up in Kyoto during the next days.


International Conference On Vitamins And Natural Supplements

Beginning: 09:00 am (09:00).
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World Cardiology Experts Meeting 2019

Beginning: 09:00 am (09:00).
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2nd World Congress On Fetal And Maternal Medicine

Beginning: 09:00 am (09:00).
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Beginning: 10:00 am (10:00).
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TOTO Japan Classic

Beginning: 02:00 pm (14:00).
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Interesting facts about this location

Kinmon Incident

The Kinmon Incident (禁門の変, Kinmon no Hen, literally, "Forbidden Gate Incident" or "Imperial Palace Gate Incident"), also known as the Hamaguri Gate Rebellion was a rebellion against the Tokugawa Shogunate that took place on August 20, 1864, at the Imperial Palace in Kyoto. It reflected widespread discontent among pro-imperial and anti-foreigner groups, who rebelled under the Sonnō Jōi slogan.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 35.02, 135.75 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 0 mi away.
Tags:1864 in Japan, Bakumatsu, Conflicts in 1864, Rebellions in Japan

Kyoto Imperial Palace

The Kyoto Imperial Palace is the former ruling palace of the Emperor of Japan. The emperors have resided at the Tokyo Imperial Palace since 1869; the preservation of the Kyōto Imperial Palace was ordered in 1877. Today the grounds are open to the public, and the Imperial Household Agency hosts public tours of the buildings several times a day.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 35.02, 135.75 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Kyoto, Gardens in Kyoto Prefecture, Houses completed in 1855, Imperial residences in Japan, Japanese gardens, Visitor attractions in Kyoto Prefecture

Nijō Castle

Nijō Castle is a flatland castle located in Kyoto, Japan. The castle consists of two concentric rings of fortifications, the Ninomaru Palace, the ruins of the Honmaru Palace, various support buildings and several gardens. The surface area of the castle is 275,000 square meters, of which 8000 square meters is occupied by buildings.

More reading: Wikipedia Article
Located at 35.02, 135.75 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Kyoto, Castles in Kyoto Prefecture, Gardens in Kyoto Prefecture, Japanese gardens, National Treasures of Japan, Visitor attractions in Kyoto, World Heritage Sites in Japan


The Suzakumon was the main gate built in the center of the south end of the imperial palaces in the Japanese ancient capitals of Fujiwara-kyō, Heijō-kyō, and later Heian-kyō. The placement followed the ancient Chinese palace model requirements at the time, where Suzaku, the Vermilion Bird was the Guardian of the South. (See Four Symbols for more. ) It was said to be the site where foreign dignitaries were received by the Emperor.

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Located at 35.02, 135.75 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Buildings and structures in Nara Prefecture, Gates in Japan

Doshisha University

is a private university in Kyoto, Japan. Approximately 27,000 students take classes on three campuses, in faculties of theology, letters, law, commerce, economics, policy, and engineering. It also includes graduate programs of American studies, policy and management.

More reading: Doshisha University homepage
Located at 35.02, 135.75 (Lat. / Lng.), less than 1 mi away.
Tags:Buildings of the Meiji period, Educational institutions established in 1875, Kansai Big Six, Kansai Six (original), Private universities and colleges in Japan, Universities and colleges in Kyoto