Kyoto is the former capital of Japan and was the Emperor's residence for over a thousand years. Kyoto is the home of Japan’s traditional culture and famous for its many temples, shrines and other ancient sites. You may even see the famous Geisha and Maiko that live and work in the Gion area.
Kyoto is located in the Kansai area of western Japan and is within easy reach of Osaka, Nara and Kobe. Kansai International Airport and Osaka International Airport are less than an hour away.