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Top 10 Kyoto Hotels: Travelers’ Choice 2015 Winners

Kyoto became the capital of Japan in the 8th century. It flourished as the center for Japanese politics, economy and culture for some 1,100 years until the capital functions were transferred to Tokyo in the mid-19th century. There remain many temples and shrines in Kyoto that were built during this long period. Seventeen historic sites…

5 of Kyoto’s Best High-End Traditional Japanese Hotels

Kyoto was Japan’s ancient capital for over 1,000 years and it remains the most historically important city in Japan. If you go, you should make sure that you visit Kyoto to appreciate what this ancient imperial capital has to offer. Kyoto has lots of Ryokans or inns, where travelers can stay and feel relaxed, and…