Kyoto, located in the central part of Japan, holds a special position as a spiritual and cultural center of Japan. Since its establishment in the 8th century, the city was the Japanese Imperial capital for more than 1000 years, thus providing her with unique features and precious relics to feast your eyes till your heart’s content. Beautiful scenery and kind people aside, there are countless historical assets including temples, shrines, palaces, and gardens . Don't worry about being bored; after all, there are 17 World Heritage Sites in Kyoto to keep you busy and engaged. Traditional arts and crafts, entertainment, and cuisine are also among the great charms of Kyoto.
Here are some links to help you plan your trip to Kyoto:
- Kyoto City Official Travel Guide
- Japan-Guide Kyoto Page
- Wikitravel Kyoto Page
- Kansai Food Page Kyoto Restaurant Guide
- Kyoto Handicraft Center
- Trip Advisor 10 Best Restaurants in Kyoto
August in Kyoto is hot, sunny and humid. However, if you are prepared for the climate, it is a good time to feel Kyoto’s exotic and relaxing summer atmosphere: an experience you will never forget.